Kausik S PhD received his BS and MS degrees at the University of Calcutta. • He moved to the United States for his doctorate and earned a PhD degree in molecular biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1999. • After graduating, Si did his postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, MD, at Columbia University. Si wants to understand at the most basic level how memories are created in synapses, the junctions between neurons in the brain. • He joined the Stowers Institute in 2005 and was appointed Associate Scientific Director in 2019.