Hometown: Kangra, HP
Graduate School: SGGS,Panjab University, Chandigarh
How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in science?
Eye and brain are interconnected to each other involve in neuronal signalling, vasculature and immune response. The receptors in the retina receive the visual signals and transport them to the optic nerve to the brain in visual cortex where the visual image formation occur. It is complex group of disorders that lead to the loss of photoreceptors cause untreatable sight-loss and currently there is a lack of effective treatments. My area of interest is to investigate effect of laser injury on visual spatial memory and the potency of stem cells to rescue the injury by subretinal transplantation into the mice model.
More about you
I am hardworking, highly motivated, versatile, goal oriented, honest and quick learner person with self-motivated thoughts. My strength is my family. I am passionate about my work. I thrive on challenges and constantly set goals for myself, so I have something to strive towards. In free time, I love to do painting, gardening, travelling, trekking, reading, play badminton etc.
About your work:
Retinal degeneration is progressive neurologic disorder caused by genetic mutations and/or environmental or pathologic damage to the retina. I am working on the role of laser injury on visual spatial memory and potency of stem cells to rescue the retinal injury caused by laser photocoagulator. We have established Laser mice model in GLP compliant lab and transplanted lineage negative stem cells into mice eye subretinally. Now, investigate the potency of stem cells in rescue of disease using Neurobehavioral experiments and molecular tools/ genes.