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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

Expression of NANOG and NANOGP8 in a variety of undifferentiated and differentiated human cells

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

Analysis of the effect of endogenous viral genes in the Smyth line chicken model for autoimmune vitiligo.