Martha Bhattacharya, PhD

Therapeutic Development Program, Research Member

Biography

B.A. in Biochemistry, Harvard University (2000)
PhD in Cell Biology, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) (2007)
Postdoctoral Research at Washington University School of Medicine (2008-2014)
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2014-2016)
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, University of Arizona (2017-present)

Cancer Focus

Our lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of axon degeneration, the process that causes chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). I use both flies and mice, as well as cell culture models, to investigate how nerves respond to stress, how they degenerate, and to identify protective strategies to prevent nerve damage.