Naga Pradeep Rayana

Predoctoral Associate

Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying monogenic retina diseases

My research aims to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms underlying monogenic retinal diseases with a focus on pathways that impact the homeostasis of retina and its supporting retinal pigment epithelium and glial cell. I will examine the genetic and molecular changes underlying the disease pathology in Mfrprd6 mouse model. The disrupted genes found in this model have been shown to genetically interact and homologs of each all are known to cause human retinal diseases.