Research/Areas of Interest:

My research aims to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms underlying monogenic retinal diseases with a focus on pathways that impact the homeostasis of retina and its supporting retinal pigment epithelium and glial cell. Initially, I will examine the genetic and molecular changes underlying the disease pathology in Mfrprd6, Prss56glcr4 and Adipor1-/- mouse models. The disrupted genes found in these models have been shown to genetically interact and homologs of each all are known to cause human retinal diseases.


BPharm, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India
MS, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Long Island University, Brookville, NY