About me

Diya Das is a fifth year PhD candidate (entering class of 2012) in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, where she studies molecular mechanisms of regeneration in the olfactory epithelium as a member of the Ngai Lab. She is currently engaged in several projects to analyze differentiation and regeneration by olfactory stem cells using single-cell RNA sequencing.

Outside of lab, she’s very active in improving the academic and social environment on campus and in the community: among others, she served on the planning committee for the Expanding Your Horizons Conference and the Student Health Advisory Committee for several years, and is currently student Co-President of the MCB Graduate Student & Alumni Association and an organizer for Beyond Academia (development, logistics, and speakers).