Neeru Jindal

Nickname: Neeru
Hometown: Mansa Punjab
Graduate: Panjab University, Chandigarh

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

Retinal degeneration is a progressive degeneration of retina that causes visual impairment in patients of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Stem cells can be used to treat such diseases as they have been shown to differentiate into a variety of retinal cell types.

More about you

I am a friendly person with high team spirit and live life with zest. I believe travelling is one of the best forms of education therefore I like to travel and explore new places. I like to listen all types of music in leisure.

About your work

My PhD thesis is based on testing the Neuroprotective potential of bone marrow derived stem cells in a glaucoma mouse model. We are inducing neuronal cell death in mouse retina by NMDA based excitotoxicity. It will be interesting to investigate the stem cell migration to the area of degeneration. It will facilitate potential therapeutic interventions for retinal degeneration patients especially of Glaucoma.