Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India after receiving the Indian Council of Medical Research Fellowship. His work identified the role of AMPA subtype of glutamate receptor interacting proteins in the selective vulnerability of motor neurons to excitotoxicity. Following his Ph.D., he moved to Johns Hopkins University for a brief fellowship in Neuroscience with Dr. Paul Worley. At Hopkins, he studied the involvement of metabotropic glutamate receptors in the degradation of critical synaptic proteins implicated in Autism. Currently, He is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Centre (Jefferson University, Philadelphia) under the mentorship of Dr. Piera Pasinelli. For his postdoctoral research, he studies the role of cellular stress and pathobiology of stress granules in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Krishnamurthy has a broad background in cell biology and expertise in confocal microscopy and live cell imaging.