Research Scientist, Tulane University

Dr. Geetha Parthasarathy is a Research Scientist at Tulane University. Her current research focus is Lyme Neuroborreliosis where she seeks to understand the pathogenesis behind glial and neuronal cell death as caused by B. burgdorferi.  She earned her BS and MSc degrees from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, her PhD in Microbiology from Michigan State University and completed Postdoctoral fellowship work at Johns Hopkins University. Her project was selected for the 2019 Emerging Leader Award, a $100,000 grant. For a description of her current Lyme research, click here.