Aditya Asokan, PhD


Aditya joined Samsara in the fall of 2020. Prior to joining Samsara, Aditya completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in Laboratory of Dr. Theo Palmer, where some of his projects included studying the role of microglia in synapse pruning and cognition in adult brain, and how aberrant neuro-immune signaling can drive the progression of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders. As a graduate student, Aditya studied how neuroinflammation impacts adult neurogenesis and age-related cognitive decline. Outside the lab, Aditya also consulted for various life science investment firms such as Aquilo Capital Management and Sofinnova Investments and is a founding member of the Mythos Biotechnology Fund, a student and postdoc-led life science investment club at Stanford.

Aditya received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida and is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Ignite Program in entrepreneurship and innovation.