Priya Sridharan

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biotechnology with my final capstone research based on conventional and non-conventional methods of in vitro fertilization as well as Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection. Later, I later obtained my master’s also in Biotechnology with a specialization in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. There I learned various core molecular techniques commonly applied in biotechnology. I also conducted research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas Medical branch, working on TB –HIV coinfection. There, I used techniques of CRISPR genome editing and studied cell-mediated immunity to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and AT1R receptor signaling pathways in humanized mouse models.  I am currently pursuing my PhD degree in the BMEBT program at UMass Dartmouth, under the supervision of Dr. Jia. My research here focuses on developing screening assays for identification of potential Inhibitors of the HIV-1 Nef- protein. Outside of research, I enjoy music, photography, cooking, and traveling.