Trisha Vaidyanathan, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Trisha VaidyanathanTrisha received her Bachelor’s at UC Berkeley and then went across the California Bay Area to complete her PhD at UCSF, in San Francisco. Her thesis work used a combination of in vivo imaging and electrophysiology to understand the role of cortical astrocytes in sleep regulation. Trisha joined Duke as a joint postdoc in the Eroglu Lab and the Bilbo Lab in 2022 and is studying how astrocytes and sleep mediate the brain’s response to prenatal environmental exposures. Outside of the lab, Trisha enjoys baking, crocheting/knitting, and watching bad TV.


2-photon imaging, EEG/LFP recordings, behavior, imaging and data analysis