MSc/PhD Program
Pooja Rao
First Name:
Pooja

Last Name:
Rao

Country:
India

 



Pooja Rao

EDUCATION

College / University:
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Highest Degree:
M.B.B.S.

Major Subjects:
Medicine

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology (molecular cloning, protein expression/purification), immunology (antibody generation, western blotting) and mammalian cell culture techniques

Projects / Research:
July 2008 - May 2009: Worked on “Melanocyte keratinocyte interactions in Vitiligo” at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

Scholarships:
2009 – 2010: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

While studying medicine I developed an interest in the relationship between embryological development, cell differentiation and oncogenesis. I am also interested in cell-cell interactions. I would like to study both these subjects in the context of the nervous system.