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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Niketa Nerurkar

PhD Student in Genetics - JAX Track
niketa nerurkar

Niketa Nerurkar

PhD Student in Genetics - JAX Track

Education: 
BS, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Zoology, Christ University, Bengaluru, India
Research synopsis: 

Thousands of loci in the human genome have been identified that influence human disease risk. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with complex disease risk are enriched in non-coding regions of the genome, specifically in cis-regulatory elements. Using the mouse as a model organism, my project focuses on modeling and understanding how a combination of human risk alleles across multiple loci contribute to complex disease burden.

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