MSc/PhD Program
Sindhuja Gowrisankaran
First Name:
Sindhuja

Last Name:
Gowrisankaran

Country:
India

 



Sindhuja Gowrisankaran

EDUCATION

College / University:
SASTRA University, India

Highest Degree:
B.Tech.

Major Subjects:
Biotechnology

Lab Experience:
Cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry and imaging, Drosophila behavior studies and activity/rest behavior using DAM system and Clock lab

Projects / Research:
Jan – July 2012: B.Tech Thesis: The role of miRNA-31 and -148a in Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) under the guidance of Dr. Anna Krichevsky, RNA Biology Lab, BWH, Boston
May – July 2010 & 2011: Study of neurodegenerative disease (Huntington chorea) using Drosophila animal model under the guidance of Dr. Sheeba Vasu, JNCASR, Bangalore, India

Scholarships:
2012 - 2014 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
2012 Internship at BWH, Harvard Medical School
2011 Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellow award
2010, 2011 J Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) summer fellowship
2010, 2011, 2012 Dean’s list scholarship from SASTRA University for being in top2 percentile of the UG batch

 

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in translational research focused on neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. I am looking forward to acquire a strong theoretical foundation to pursue a career in research and academia.