Samuel Sathyanesan

Associate Professor


Samuel has dual PhD degrees from the University of Madras in embryo cyropreservation and the University of Notre Dame in molecular physiology, cloning, and purifying plant antifreeze proteins.

Samuel then pursued a postdoc in molecular psychiatry at Yale. He subsequently joined the Yale faculty and established a neurovascular lab studying antidepressant mechanisms. Samuel moved to USD in 2013 and is currently investigating the molecular and behavioral actions of trophic factors in neuropsychiatric disorders.