Dr. Ashwin Seetharaman

University of Toronto

Dr. Ashwin Seetharaman holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto, Canada.  As a graduate student, he elucidated the biological function of a novel gene called madd-4, in the tiny nematode C. elegans, which has now gained wide interest in the field of neurodevelopment. Presently, as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Boone/Moffat labs, his work involves unraveling genetic interaction networks underlying human disease using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology. Particularly, a major focus of his research is to elucidate the biological role of NGLY1 in human cells using genetic and functional genomic approaches.

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