MedStar Health Research Institute, Senior Research Technologist
2005 - 2012
My research work here focused on identifying lipid and genetic markers for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Diabetic patients often develop life-threatening cardiovascular diseases. Identifying the key markers of these diseases has given a clearer understanding of how these two diseases are linked, and has also provided better targets for developing therapeutics.
I still work for Medstar, but only on a consultative basis.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Senior Research Fellow
1991 - 1999
This research work focused on the mechanisms of mammalian gene expression. Physical life is maintained by a systematic network of biochemical reactions that are heavily reliant on the catalytic power of macromolecules called proteins. In addition, proteins also form most of the structures that give shape and form to all living organisms. The blue print for producing these proteins with very high fidelity, is hidden in genes, which are linked up to form DNA and then packaged into chromosomes. Understanding the complex processes involved in...