MBBS, MD, MSc (Laval), MSc (Oxon), FACP
I am working on Mfas, an amyloid-like protein in Drosophila. Mfas is highly expressed and easily visualized in secondary cells, found in Drosophila accessory glands (the equivalent of the human prostate). Using a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques, my aim is is to elucidate the intracellular trafficking and fate of Mfas, with a view to extrapolating these discoveries to human diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinson's.
I completed my MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, in the United States. Following this, on a Fulbright Scholarship, I completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Neurogenetics in the laboratory of Professor Georges Levesque at Laval University, Canada. In addition to clinical training, I also earned an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Laval University, Canada, and an MSc in Experimental Therapeutics from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).