Sandeep received his PhD in 2015 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. In his graduate work, he studied the process of forebrain roof plate invagination and development of roof plate derived structures such as choroid plexus and hippocampus in chicken embryos. Sandeep joined the Butler lab in 2015 and is interested in understanding how BMP signaling performs diverse functions such as patterning and regulating the neuronal growth in dorsal spinal cord. His broad research interests are neural development and patterning, the molecular mechanisms of signaling pathways and regeneration. Apart from science, he enjoys exploring new places, spending time with friends, swimming, playing violin and Indian classical music.
Soizic received her PhD in 2015 from the Superior Normal School of Lyon, France. In her graduate work, she studied the molecular mechanism of the spindle positioning during the first asymmetric division in one-cell Nematodes embryos. Soizic is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying in the regeneration and repair of damaged or diseased nervous system. Outside of the lab, she enjoys travelling, trying new restaurants and reading or watching manga.