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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.

Scholarly Work

Development and use of a microdissected swine chromosome 6 DNA library.
Expression of NANOG and NANOGP8 in a variety of undifferentiated and differentiated human cells
An integrated genetic and physical map of the bovine X chromosome.
Animal Cloning Applications in Agriculture
Expression and differentiation between OCT4A and its Pseudogenes in human ESCs and differentiated adult somatic cells.
Development and mapping of micro satellite markers derived from chromosome-specific libraries for chicken chromosomes 1, 2, 3, and 4