MSc/PhD Program
Jenifer Rachel
First Name:
Jenifer

Last Name:
Rachel

Country:
India

 



Jenifer Rachel

EDUCATION

College / University:
SRM University

Highest Degree:
Bachelor in Technology (B. Tech)

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

Lab Experience:
PCR, immunohistochemistry, Drosophila management and brain dissection, fluorescence microscopy, electrophoresis, feeding and starvation asays, plant and animal tissue culture.

Projects / Research:
January - July 2015: Bachelor's thesis on 'Interactions between Allatostatin A and neuropeptide F in the Drosophila melanogaster feeding behavior regulation' under the guidance of Dr. Michael Williams, Department of Neuroscience. Uppsala University, Sweden

Scholarships:
2016 - 2018: Silver Neurasmus Excellence Scholarship (NExS)
2016 - 2017: International Max Planck Research School stipend

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in studying neurogenesis in the adult brain and how this can be translated into a therapeutic option. One of my goals as a researcher would be to identify how new neurons integrate into existing neuronal conncections and if can be replicated as a therapeutic option for neurodegenerative diseases and congenital genetic anomalies affecting the nervous system.