Diwakar Turaga, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor in Critical Care Medicine

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Education & Training

BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/ Physics, University of Massachusetts, 2004
MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
PhD, Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
Residency, Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 2015
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of California – San Francisco, 2018

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine
  • Fluorescence microscopy

Hammen GF, Turaga D, Holy TE, Meeks JP. Functional organization of glomerular maps in the mouse accessory olfactory bulb. Nature neuroscience. 2014 Jul;17(7):953.

Turaga D, Holy TE. Organization of vomeronasal sensory coding revealed by fast volumetric calcium imaging. Journal of Neuroscience. 2012 Feb 1;32(5):1612-21.

Turaga D, Holy TE. Miniaturization and defocus correction for objective-coupled planar illumination microscopy. Optics letters. 2008 Oct 15;33(20):2302-4. 

Holekamp TF, Turaga D, Holy TE. Fast three-dimensional fluorescence imaging of activity in neural populations by objective-coupled planar illumination microscopy. Neuron. 2008 Mar 13;57(5):661-72.

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Medical Scientist Training Program, 2004-2012
21st Century Leaders Award, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2004