Kelly Veerasammy

  • Technician, Live Imaging & Bioenergetics Facility, MALDI-TOF MS Imaging Facility

Kelly Veerasammy is currently a lab technician working in the Live Imaging & Bioenergetics and Mass Spectrometry joint-facility labs at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Physics from the City College of New York, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Kelly joined the lab of Dr. Ye He in the Neuroscience Initiative at the ASRC in 2018, and has since been working alongside her and Dr. Rinat Abzalimov on a variety of collaborative projects that center on the use of advanced imaging techniques. Specifically, she has extensively trained in methods of MALDI Mass Spectrometry, confocal, EM and super-resolution imaging, and centered her undergraduate thesis around the application of MALDI MSI in biology and biomedical research.

Kelly is interested in the use of advanced imaging in clinical pathology research to aid in disease diagnosis. Outside of research, she enjoys learning and performing various dance styles (such as Bollywood fusion), and partaking in educational STEM outreach programs.


J. Yin, E. Spillman, E. S. Cheng, J. Short, Y. Chen, J. Lei, M. Gibbs, J. S. Rosenthal, C. Sheng, Y. X. Chen, K. Veerasammy, T. Choetso, R. Abzalimov, B. Wang, C. Han, Y. He, Q. Yuan. Brain-Specific Lipoprotein Receptors Interact with Astrocyte Derived Apolipoprotein and Mediate Neuron-Glia Lipid Shuttling. Nature Communications, 2021, 12 (1), 2408. DOI:

K. Veerasammy, Y. X. Chen, S. Sauma, M. Pruvost, D. K. Dansu, T. Choetso, T. Zhong, D. Marechal, P. Casaccia, R. Abzalimov, Y. He. Sample Preparation for Metabolic Profiling Using MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging. JoVE, 2020, No. 166, 62008. DOI:
F. Li, A. Sami, H. N. Noristani, K. Slattery, J. Qiu, T. Groves, S. Wang, K. Veerasammy, Y. X. Chen, J. Morales, P. Haynes, A. Sehgal, Y. He, S. Li, Y. Song. Glial Metabolic Rewiring Promotes Axon Regeneration and Functional Recovery in the Central Nervous System. Cell Metabolism, 2020, 0 (0). DOI: