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.