Interested to study the role of epigenetics in the biology of Ocular cell models and patient samples and to study the function of epigenetic factors in disease progression using emergingmolecular biology tools to study key biological systems.
The Epigenetics are the fundamental mechanisms by which non-genetic modulation and alterations influences chromatin architecture, transcription and gene expression in cells and provides insights into biological processes that modulate the effects of environmental exposures. It also focuses on the molecular basis of gene regulatory pathways using genomic and molecular approaches.The global epigenetic makeup of a cell is a powerful indicator of its developmental state and potential. While most cells of the body share the same genetic material, the cell type-specific interpretation of that information is largely dependent on epigenetic mechanisms. These include DNA-methylation and a variety of different histone modifications, which are heritable between cell divisions in order to maintain cellular identity. Our laboratory is interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in ocular diseases with a particular interest in the role of epigenetic regulation.
Travel Fellowship Award - Miami Winter Symposium 2015: Towards Personalized Cancer Medicine, Miami, USA.
Travel Award – 11th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Kyoto, Japan, June, 2013
Trainee Full Scholarship Award – 13th International meeting on Human Genome variation and complex Genome analysis (HGV’2012), Shangai, China.
Young Scholar Award (Bharathiar University).
Best PhDThesis award and Gold Medal.
Research Associateship (CSIR).
International Travel Award– European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), Vienna, Austria.
Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR)
Vision Research Foundation
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