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Moorthi Ponnusamy

 

Born: Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

 

B. Sc., Biochemistry (2009)

University of Madras, Sri Sankara Arts and Science College (SSASC), Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

 

M. Sc., Biochemistry (2011)

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

 

Ph.D.  Biochemistry (2018)

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

As a Master’s student, I received training in the field of Neuroscience at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. The experience motivated me to do pursue Ph.D. research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. My Ph.D. research focused on revealing the biochemical mechanisms behind sporadic AD pathogenesis by analyzing AD-related proteins in various brain regions during post-natal-developmental stages to determine the sensitive period and vulnerable brain regions. In the Thinakaran lab, I am investigating the role of the GWAS risk factor BIN1 in AD pathophysiology using novel mouse models.