Heena Divecha is a Research Associate working in Dr. Keri Martinowich’s lab. She joined the Lieber Institute in 2020. She works within a translational research setting focusing on next generation sequencing projects using 10x Genomics Visium technology in postmortem human brain tissue. She works closely with Dr. Kristen Maynard towards planned transcriptomic projects that aim to create spatial maps of gene expression in the human brain and examine associations with neuropsychiatric disease risk and illness state. She obtained her Master’s degree in Biomedical engineering from University of Bridgeport in 2019. Her previous research work at Duke University was based on establishing and understanding the eye-brain connections using a prototype Optical Coherence Tomography system in preterm infants. She has mastered many advanced concepts in Computational Biophysics, Imaging, Cell biology assays, and data analysis using MATLAB. Her graduate projects were directed towards using biological entities (Magnetospirillum magneticum bacteria) to target and isolate tumor cells for bioengineering applications. She continues to pursue her interest in Neuroscience and assisting in solving the mysteries of the brain.