Doctor Dala was the first head chief researcher of mineralogy who became a think tank to continue her work at the Big MT, such as studying Saturnite. When the Courier meets her, she's the expert on humanology and Lobotomite behavior, and has 211 doctorates from mineralogy and humanology to medicine and holotape eidetic. Possessing a degree in Curiosity and Advanced Curiosity, Dala also has a fascination with the human body.
As long as the player completes "Coming Out of Her Shell" before confronting the Think Tank at the end of Old World Blues, she will side with the Courier if the option to have Klein consult with his colleagues is taken.
"Why my little bear of teddiness. I am Doctor Dala".
"I love to hear you breathe."
"There is no standing on the green pipes. If you are standing on the green pipes, please get off them at once."
"Shh, little organs. Go to sleep in your tanks. Dala loves you."
"Why would you want to do such a thing? You might surrender to your hormones and commit primal aggression on me...on us again and again! Then I would have to return the favor, activating my vivisectors and gently lobotomizing you from behind. Not something I would relish doing."
You have the option of telling her "The Quick Scribe jumped over the Lazy Paladin" which is clearly a reference to what Christine says in Dead Money. This is itself a reference to a typing exercise used because it uses every letter of the English alphabet: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
Dala is a shortened form of Mandala, which means 'circle' in Sanskrit, another looping and infinite figure which follows the naming convention of the other members of the Think Tank.