Neel Kamal Sharma

Nickname: Neel
Hometown: Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Graduate School: PGIMER, Chandigarh


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

Collection of whole blood from AMD (age related macular degeneration, a disease of eye) patients, separation of DNA, Plasma and Serum, genetic screening of genes responsible for AMD and correlating this with clinical symptoms and demography.

More about you

I believe in simple living and am practical about life. I love every creature of God. My hobbies are traveling (particularly in hilly areas), riding bike, playing cards and making other people happy. I hate selfish people.

About your work

Following the discovery of the novel animal model of AMD in CCL2 and CCR2 KO mice, we set on to investigate the association between the clinical progression of AMD, mutations in these gene loci and the demographic parameters. While my tenure in lab I investigated the association of TLR3 and CFH gene polymorphisms in Indian patients of AMD.