MSc/PhD Program
Nikhil Sasidharan
First Name:
Nikhil

Last Name:
Sasidharan

Country:
India

 

 



Nikhil Sasidharan

EDUCATION

College / University:
2003 - 2006: International University Bremen, Germany

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Lab Experience:
Mammalian cell culture, immunocytochemistry, epifluorescence and laser scanning microscopy, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, realtime PCR, gene cloning

Projects / Research:
02/2006 – 07/2006: Lab rotation project focused on the molecular enzymology of the DNA methyltransferase, DNMT 1 (Intl. University Bremen, Dept. of Biochemistry)
09/2005 – 01/2006: Lab rotation project focused on studying the effects of LPS and IGF-1 on oligodendrocyte survival (Intl. University Bremen, Dept. of Cell Biology)
06/2005 – 08/2005: Internship project to determine the effects of the extracellular glycoprotein, Reelin, on neuronal differentiation (Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Dept. of Neuroscience)

Scholarships:
2006 - 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2003 - 2006: Merit Scholarship for studies at International University Bremen, Germany


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
What prevents the brain from working as it should?  My curiosity lies in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, morbus Parkinson and morbus Alzheimer. Through a stronger understanding of these disease processes, I hope to be able to work towards potential therapies and treatments.