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Goddard Hall 303B
Associate Teaching Professor
Director, BME MQP Labs & Teaching Facilities
DVM Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India 1984
MVSc Kerala Agricultural University, India 1988
PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1996
I’ve always loved biology from the time I was in middle school. This love encouraged me to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, followed by a doctorate in molecular genetics and research interests in the field of gene mapping, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine. One of the unique features of WPI is the close interaction between students and faculty. The university's project-based educational approach aligns very well with my own teaching philosophy, where laboratory-based approaches convey more of an education compared to theory-based approaches. In this age of “kit-based research.” my focus is on imparting the basic fundamentals of biology so that the students have an appreciation of the science of “kits” and how they can overcome or troubleshoot problems if and when they arise.
Goddard Hall 303B
Gene Expression Studies
Expression of NANOG and NANOGP8 in a variety of undifferentiated and differentiated human cells
Induction of stem cell gene expression in adult human fibroblasts without transgenes
Animal Cloning Applications in Agriculture
Development and mapping of micro satellite markers derived from chromosome-specific libraries for chicken chromosomes 1, 2, 3, and 4
Development and mapping of microsatellites from a microdissected BTA 11-specific DNA library
Alterations in p53 and E2F-1 function common to immortalized chicken embryo fibroblasts
Synaptic pattern of sex complements and sperm head malformation in X-autosome translocation carrier bulls
Analysis of the effect of endogenous viral genes in the Smyth line chicken model for autoimmune vitiligo.
Development of a chicken Z-chromosome-specific DNA library
Development and use of a microdissected swine chromosome 6 DNA library.
An integrated genetic and physical map of the bovine X chromosome.
Development of a bovine X chromosome linkage group and painting probes to assess cattle, sheep, and goat X chromosome segment homologies.
Expression and differentiation between OCT4A and its Pseudogenes in human ESCs and differentiated adult somatic cells.
Maintenance of multipotency in human dermal fibroblasts treated with Xenopus laevis egg extract requires exogenous fibroblast growth factor-2.
FGF2-induced effects on transcriptome associated with regeneration competence in adult human fibroblasts.
Identification of novel microRNAs in Xenopus laevis metaphase II arrested eggs.
Microsatellite markers from a microdissected swine chromosome 6 genomic library.