Qualification: 
Ph.D
parvathyv@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Parvathy Venugopal serves as Assistant Professor at the School of Biotechnology. She earned her PhD from Genetic Reproduction and Development Institute, France. Her PhD work contributed towards identification of new genes involved in epithelial growth and morphogenesis in Drosophila Melanogaster.  She also worked with human embryonic stem cells in the laboratory of Dr. Maneesha Inamdar, JNCASR, India, where she contributed to the derivation and characterization of human embryonic stem cells and their differentiation into cardiomyocytes.

Genes that control epithelial growth and morphogenesis play an important role in normal and cancer development. An epithelial- mesenchymal transition (EMT) allows a polarized epithelial cell to undergo biochemical changes that allow it to assume a mesenchymal phenotype. EMT occurs during normal development and during tumor progression. What are the important differences between normal and pathophysiological EMT. Dr. Parvathy aims to understand the signaling machinery within the epithelial cells that coordinates EMT through studying the function of certain genes involved in epithelial growth and polarity in normal and cancer cells.

EDUCATION

  • 2006: Masters, Biotechnology
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
  • 2014: PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
    Genetic Reproduction and Development Institute, France
     

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

  • 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, USA, 2014
  • International Conference on Regulation and dynamics of Biological Membrane, Porquerolles, 2013
  • 26th Annual French Drosophila Conference at Clemont Ferrand, 2012
  • Attended the Basic course on digital flow cytometry training organized by ‘BD-NCBS center of excellence in flow cytometry’ at NCBS, Bangalore, India, 2009.
  • Teaching assistant for the Third Bangalore Stem Cell course and workshop conducted by JNCASR and NCBS, Bangalore, India, 2008.
  • Participant in the First Annual Meeting of SCRFI and International Conference on Stem Cell Research, Bangalore, India, 2007.
  • Teaching assistant for the Second Bangalore Stem Cell course and workshop conducted by JNCASR and NCBS, Bangalore, India, 2006.
     
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