Dr. Roopashri Holehonnur is a postdoctoral fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Holehonnur received her Engineering degree in Biotechnology from PESIT, India. Following graduation in 2011, she moved to the USA to pursue Masters in Applied Cognition and Technology at University of Texas, Dallas. In 2012, she was invited to apply for the Cognition and Neuroscience doctoral program during which she studied role of NMDAR subunits in mnemonic processing and memory modification process and its implications for treating Maladaptive memory disorders. Holehonnur later joined the Neurology and Neurotherapeutics department at UTSW Medical Center to continue her neuroscience research in the field of Autism. Holehonnur has been the recipient of Behavioral & Brain sciences travel award for 4 consecutive years during her graduate training and was also awarded the CSHL Nancy Lurie Marks award for Autism Spectrum disorders Workshop. Holehonnur is also actively involved in science communication and is on the editorial board for Science Communication group at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is also an active member of the National Postdoctoral Association and is co-chair for the postdoctoral informer magazine at UTSW Medical center.
Holehonnur has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed neuroscience journals demonstrating her research interests in Viral mediated gene delivery, Memory modification, Genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9 system and Autism. Her research has been featured in cover issues of Journal of Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Learning & Memory.