Dr. Mathiyalagan recently joined the lab of Dr. Vandana Gupta, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to investigate the mechanisms underlying genetic neuromuscular diseases. She completed her PhD in developmental genetics at La Trobe University, Australia after getting her Master of Science from University of Madras in Chennai, India in 2017. Dr. Mathiyalagan did her undergraduate work also in Chennai, India at Stella Maris College where she obtained a BS in advanced zoology and biotechnology. Through this work, Dr. Mathiyalagan aims to identify novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neuromuscular diseases.