Postdoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University

Dr. Nakajima is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of James E. Haber at Brandeis University. Prior to beginning her Borrelia burgdorferi research, her work investigated the relationship between DNA damage and spindle assembly checkpoints during cell division. She also performed postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University and served as a research assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Nakajima received her BS in Biological Sciences from Purdue University and her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Her project was selected for the 2017 Laure Woods Emerging Leader Award, a $100,000 grant. For a description of her current Lyme research, click here.