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Pavitra Ramachandran

Pavitra, Ramachandran, MSc., PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pavitra Ramachandran, MSc., PhD is a Postdoctoral research fellow who has concentrated her efforts in gene therapy research for retinal diseases. She graduated from Stella Maris College, Chennai, India  and pursued her M.Sc. Human Genetics training at Chennai, India. She carried out her Ph.D. training in Genetics at The University of Iowa before coming to the University of Pennsylvania. For her PhD, she trained in Dr. Beverly Davidson’s Lab where she worked on RNAi therapies for Spinocerebellar ataxias. Her thesis work lead to proof of principle studies in mice demonstrating RNA intereference as a viable therapy for Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7. 

Her interests in research are identifying therapies for different ocular diseases.

In her free time, she spends all her time with her family and 4 month old son.