Monika Vinish

Nickname: Mona, Moni
Hometown: Mahilpur ( Hoshiarpur)
Post Graduate : Panjab. University, Chandigarh
Doctoral Degree: PGIMER, Chandigarh


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

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that often impairs motor skills, speech, and other functions. In our lab I studied the molecular mechanisms to understand pathogenesis of Parkinsonism.

More about you

I am fun loving, humble, spiritual, enthusiastic, organized person with human values and high self-image. I like interacting with intellectual people and exchanging new ideas. I am always motivated to upgrade myself with new technologies. I have passion for singing, astrology, travelling and exploring world. If I were not doing research, I might be a singer or artist. I want to be among top known neuroscientist ‘Bas itna sa khawab hai’.

About your work

I studied ┬áPARK2 mutations in Parkinson’s disease patients from North West India. We investigated that how the demographic and socio economic spectrum of these patients affected the progression of disease. Currently, I am post doctorate fellow at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA