Nickname: Gunjan Didwal
Hometown: Shimla,  H.P.
Graduate School: Himachal Pradesh University

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

I am working on a neuromuscular disorder called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which occurs predominantly in males. It is a fatal and progressive disorder of muscles damage which starts at the early age of 2-3 years. Fatality occurs in their twenties mainly due to cardiomyopathy and pulmonary dysfunction. I would be working on the yoga based intervention by targeting these clinical features.

More about you

I am a reliable, thoughtful and highly motivated student who works effectively both independently and as a committed team member to achieve high quality results and meet milestones in a timely manner. My hobby is listening music and exploring the possibilities of learning and gaining experience.

About your work:

I plan to study recruitment of DMD subjects based on the deletion and duplications in the dystrophin gene and cardiac manifestation of DMD or pulmonary manifestation of cognitive impairment. Mapping of prakriti of DMD subjects after yoga intervention to standardize yoga module best suited for Muscular Dystrophy. Biochemical, neurophysiological, Cardiac and pulmonary evaluation will be correlated post yoga intervention