Proleta Datta, a student in Dr. Ruth Heidelberger's laboratory won the Student Research Achievement Award for the best poster in the Exocytosis and Endocytosis subgroup at the National Biophysical Society meeting held in San Francisco this February.
Her poster presentation was entitled, "SNARE complex assembly in retinal bipolar neuron exocytosis." Proleta was recognized at the Society's awards ceremony on February 22nd and received a monetary award.
Proleta received her medical training from Kasturba Medical College in India before joining the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston in 2005. She is currently a PhD student In Dr. Ruth Heidelberger’s Lab. Her research focuses on understanding how nerve cells in the retina transmit visual information. In her spare time she enjoys writing short stories and often wonders if the pen is mightier than the pipette?