After completing his medical degree, Raj joined the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore and National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, where he worked as a clinician-scientist for four years. He initially investigated the clinical and biological aspects of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, and over the course, his interest also developed in neurodegenerative diseases when he worked at the genetic counselling and testing clinic at NIMHANS, treating and testing patients and families with Huntington’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia’s and other neurological conditions. During his time there, he conducted molecular genetics, pharmacogenomics and neuroimaging studies and was able to obtain an understanding of diverse fields of medical research. During his Ph.D., at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne, he further investigated the role of Huntingtin protein aggregation states on the transcriptome to identify potential therapeutic targets. He has been able to independently perform and gain expertise in next generation, high throughput, and functional genomic techniques and establish newer stem cell and iPSC cultures for modelling neurological disorders. Raj in his journey as a clinician-scientist has gained extensive experience in clinical studies as well as expertise in broad areas of medical and basic science research in Biochemistry and Molecular biology. He loves challenging projects and is looking for opportunities and collaborations that may arise in neuroscience and other areas of medical research.
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Email: email@example.com Phone: 0424833455
Current Research Focus
Developing biosensors to measure proteostasis capacity
Field of Research Description 1109 Neuroscience 1103 Clinical Science
- stem cells
Looking to collaborate?
Looking to work on newer areas of clinical and applied research. Interested in collaborators with histology and immunohistochemistry expertise.