Ruma Chatterji

Ruma Chatterji

Graduate Assistant

PhD Candidate

Professional Summary

Ruma Chatterji is a doctoral candidate in the Layne Lab-Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduating with her master’s in biology from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, where she investigated memory mechanisms in Aplysia, her fascination with examining the role of memory in animal behavior propelled her to pursuing related research for her PhD. She is currently studying navigation mechanisms in fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator) and is investigating aspects of home vector memory subserving path integration, such as how the memory is stored and its duration.


Bachelor of Science: Pennsylvania Western University- Clarion (Clarion, Pennsylvania), 2014 (Major: Environmental Biology; Minor 1: Sustainability Management; Minor 2: Psychology)

Master of Science: Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, Texas), 2017 (Biology; Neuroethology)

Research and Practice Interests

Spatial and temporal aspects of vector memory in navigation by path integration in fiddler crabs


Peer Reviewed Publications

Ruma Chatterji, Sarah Khoury, Emanuel Salas, Marcy L Wainwright, Riccardo Mozzachiodi (2020. ) Critical role of protein kinase G in the long-term balance between defensive and appetitive behaviors induced by aversive stimuli in Aplysia.Behavioural Brain Research, , More Information

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