Mclean Hospital
Debkanya Datta, PhD

Debkanya Datta, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Debkanya Datta, PhD, focuses her research on the study of brain disorders using a stem cell-based approach. Her work involves development of human cellular models of neuropsychiatric disorders, using the Nobel Prize winning induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to identify molecular and cellular factors underlying their neuropathology.

Dr. Datta received her MS in biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India. She obtained her PhD in developmental biology from the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India. She then moved to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to pursue post-doctoral research in stem cell epigenetics and joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean to continue working in the field of pluripotent stem cell biology. She is currently an assistant neuroscientist in the Angiogenesis and Brain Development Laboratory.


Basic Neuroscience


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Education & Training:

  • 1994 BS, University of Calcutta, India
  • 1996 MS, University of Calcutta, India
  • 2005 PhD, National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India
  • 2005-2009 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2012-2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, McLean Hospital




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 313