Hi - I am a collaborative student of Praveen Kumar Vemula and Dasaradhi Palakodeti at inStem. I completed my B.Tech in Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India. Following my graduation, I joined Dr.Vijaya Gopal’s lab in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology(CCMB), Hyderabad, India. In CCMB, I worked on validating the efficacy and specificity of fusion protein based siRNA delivery vectors which could cross the blood brain barrier.
Here in Praveen's lab, I am developing methods to make transgenic planaria. Eventhough being an excellent model organism, the lack of transgenics is a huge bottleneck in research employing this amazing organism.Currently, I am developing novel cationic amphiphiles based delivery vectors for delivering biologicals to planarian cells. These novel amphiphiles would be then used for stable genome modification leading to transgenics in planaria.