“Understanding the pathogenesis is the key to establish successful diagnosis and derive treatment options for various diseases. With a great interest in diagnostic and laboratory medicine, I studied pathology for my postgraduate medical degree (MD) at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. Though, I was a successful surgical pathologist, my passion towards Eye pathology and research, leading towards developing novel diagnostic/prognostic criteria, made me to acquire post doctoral fellowship in Ocular pathology from L. V. Prasad Eye institute, Hyderabad, India under the aegis of Indian College of Pathology. I have published several articles in national and international peer reviewed journals, and presented invited talks at national conferences. Ocular Inflammatory diseases and Ocular Adnexal Lymphomas are common eye problems and pathogenesis of these are intriguing, my current research focuses on understanding the disease progression of these at molecular level which is essential to devise novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers.
Prof. Sarah Coupland’s lab at The University of Liverpool is one of the pioneering labs in the world to have successfully established the ocular lymphoma program. The Liverpool-India fellowship has given me an opportunity to strengthen my understanding about the association of a potential infective organism in the pathogenesis of OAL, molecular mechanisms and the associated pathology of these malignancies in Indian patients. This fellowship program will not only strengthen the University’s relationship with India, but will also allow me to successfully establish my honed research and teaching skills back home in India.”