PhD STUDENT

Rakshanya Sekar

What is your current research interest?

Understanding role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of AMD

Understanding role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of AMD

Past my Honours year

What is your favourite experiment?

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation

What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation

What is your favourite cuisine?

Indian

BIO:

Hi there 😊 I’m the latest addition to the Clear Vision group in 2021 (PhD Student). I studied Bachelor of Technology-Biotechnology in India and completed my Honours in the Genome Science department at JCSMR. I have since been working as a RA in the field of Transposon Biology. I’m very passionate about translational research and enjoy seeing research ideas move from labs to clinics.

My research in the CVR lab will involve developing new and sound models of AMD, exploring the scope of EV as a tool for delivering miRNA-therapeutics and investigating role of DICER1 and Alu elements in the pathogenesis of AMD. I’m very excited to be part of a group that is undertaking pioneering work in the field of vision science and hope I can make a significant scientific contribution through the course of my PhD.

RESEARCH