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26 April 2017

Research student of IIT-Gandhinagar wins Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Research student of IIT-Gandhinagar wins Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

NEW DELHI, APRIL 26 (ENA) Krittika Ralhan, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), who is designing a solution to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), has been selected for the 2017-18 Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship.

A PhD scholar in Biological Engineering, Ralhan will use the scholarship to conduct a part of her doctoral research work at the University of Rochester, New York and has received her Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship 2017-18 in the neuroscience subcategory.

Discussing her research on Alzheimer’s, Ralhan said, “AD is primarily caused by the aggregation of certain key brain proteins that is directly related to ageing. For my project, I plan to work towards development of cure for AD by designing inhibitors that will target the aggregation of these proteins.”

Ralhan will leave for Rochester in September 2018 to join Dr Rudi Fasans’s lab at University of Rochester, which has expertise in designing macrocyclic peptides.

 

 

 

 

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