My main area of interest in Opthalmology is related to Inherited Retinal Disease (RetinitisPigmentosa (RP), Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), Cone Rod Dystrophy (CRD) etc), Linkage analysis – SNP microarray based using linkage analysis software, Homozygosity mapping using microarray genechip analysis of the genotype data – mutation identification, bioinformatic analysis (For RP, LCA and CRD).I am also very much interested in mitochondrial genome sequencing, genetic counseling, related to opthalmology and also in molecular diagnostics and gene testing services.
Received Research Associate Fellowship award ICMR Oct 2018
Received NGBT GYAN scholarship award to attend the NextGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies conference (NGBT 2018) at Jaipur, Rajasthan September 2018
Received Developing Country Eye Research Fellowship (DCERF) award to attend ARVO 2018 at Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A
Received Senior Research Fellowship award ICMR January 2015 – December 2016
Travel Fellowship grant at IERG ARVO India Chapter 2015 at Hyderabad
Received Best paper award in a National Seminar on Function Genomics at Dr.M.G.R. University in February 2014.
Bangalore Genei Private Endowment Award for Clinical Genetics May 2011
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited Immuno Diagnostic Division Endowment for Clinical Immunology May 2011
Sankara Nethralaya Silver Jubliee Award for Diagnostic Microbiology May 2011
High Media performance Private Limited Endowment Award Clinical Microbiology May 2011
Dr.S.Ramaswamy&Dr.Narasimhan Endowment Award for Anatomy & Physiology May 2011
Endowment Award in Biochemistry for the best biochemistry Internship Award May 2011
Dr.H.N.Madhavan Endowment Award for best outstanding student in Master of Science in Medical Lab Technology from August 2008 to May 2011.
2003 - 2004
Received Best Outstanding employee award for the year 2003 & 2004
Received Top 3rd award in P.G.D.M.LT (2000)
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