Ph.D. Student with Drs Niel Karrow and Brandon Plattner.
After graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (2010) from Bangalore Veterinary College, I moved to Canada in 2011 to pursue MSc in the area of immunogenetics under the guidance of Dr Niel Karrow. My MSc dissertation work involved looking at breed specific differences in the expression of key immuno-regulatory genes in Holstein-Friesian and Jersey calves post their infection with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis.
After my graduation in 2013, I worked as Research Scientist in a contract research organization in India before accepting a PhD position at University of Guelph under Teagasc Walsh Fellowship programme, Ireland.
My PhD work involves validation of previously identified genetic markers of Johne's disease and thereby confirming their association in a new Holstein population. The other aspect of my work includes characterizing the biological relevance of few of these markers in vitro using modified bovine cell line.