Priya Battu

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Nickname: Priya
Hometown:  Solan,H.P
Graduate School:Panjab University, Chandigarh
E-mail: priyabattu78@gmail.com

How would you explain your research in 3 sentences to someone who is not in Science?

I have worked on anti-tubercular drugs induced nephrotoxicity in Wistar rats and its amelioration by herbal extract of Adhatoda vasica. I will be working on biomarker analysis in AMD i.e age related macular degeneration, a disease of elderly which causes irreversible loss of central vision.

More about you?

I am a hardworking and honest person, with positive outlook towards life.  Curiosity and exploratory nature of Leonardo Da Vinci inspires me. I am very fond of animals and I like trekking, visiting different places, playing badminton and sketching.

About your work?

My area of interest is biomarker analysis in Age related macular degeneration. It is a retinal disease particularly affecting macula. In this degeneration of photoreceptors occurs which causes blindness. There are no effective treatments available for this anomaly but progression of its wet form can be stopped by use of anti-VEGF therapy. As dysfunction of retinal pigment epithelium is involved in pathology of AMD. I am particularly interested in enhancing cell survival by working on cell culture system.