I hold a bachelorís degree in Biotechnology from Anna University (India), masterís degree in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine from University of Sheffield (England), and doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Bern (Switzerland). At present, I am a PostDoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina with experience in stem cell and vision biology, working on Trabecular Meshwork and developing effective gene delivery for glaucoma-related eye disorders. My postdoctoral training was in Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Ė Hamilton Eye Institute. I worked on stem cell transplantation studies in Vascular and Neuronal repair in Vivo models. My work was on adult stem cells derived from adipose tissue for the treatment of retinal neuro-vascular pathology of Diabetic retinopathy. I have gained appreciable knowledge in the field of cell and molecular biology and functional imaging using live and confocal microscopy. In addition, I have hands-on knowledge in implantation of multi-electrode arrays in rat brain for advancement in sensory and motor prosthesis. I studied visual systems of rodents in Ischemic-induced retinopathy and mild-traumatic brain injury models (In Vivo and In Vitro). I am now acquiring experience in Ocular molecular biology to develop gene therapy to treat glaucoma.
Stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, Vision research, Vascular and Neuronal regeneration, glaucoma, cell transplantation.