Naman Vatsa, Ph.D.

Naman Vatsa, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Henderson Laboratory



Dr. Naman Vatsa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Lucknow, India. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. in neuroscience at the National Brain Research Centre, India. During his Ph.D., he worked on several projects including basic and translational studies on Angelman syndrome, Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. After graduate school, he was associated with BioXcel Corporation (India), where he worked in the drug discovery toward drug repurposing for neurological rare disorders using artificial intelligence. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Michael Henderson at Van Andel Institute, where he investigates the underlying pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and aims to leverage that knowledge for development of potential therapeutics.


Current research focus

Investigate the underlying pathogenesis of Parkinson Disease and leverage that knowledge to develop and evaluate therapeutics.