Graduate Student Representatives
Graduate Student Representatives are responsible for opening the avenues of communication between graduate students and the Molecular and Cell Biology faculty. Representatives provide advice, organize graduate student events and act as a resource for their fellow graduate students.
2023-2024 Molecular & Cell Biology Representatives
Sayan is a third-year graduate student in the Molecular Cell Biology Program. Sayan is using high throughput RNA sequencing and genomic analysis strategies to study the role of noncoding RNA in disease, particularly in Parkinson's progression.
From his earliest days at Brandeis, Sayan's passion for community engagement and advocacy was evident. Sayan strives for an environment where all his peers can access the highest quality support and resources. He is committed to not just racial and gender diversity but also diversity in thoughts where everyone can freely express themselves. Understanding the unique challenges of international students, Sayan is particularly focused on an inclusive environment beyond academic excellence where everyone can feel that they truly belong. In parallel efforts, Sayan serves as the University Graduate Student Senator from the Division of Sciences and co-president of the graduate club Diverse Brandeis Scholars. Sayan is a street photography enthusiast, who likes to travel and meet new people!