Dr. O. G. Ramprasad
Scientist, Proteomics Department
Dr. O. G. Ramprasad received his Masters in Five-year Integrated Life Sciences (Microbiology specialization) from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli in 2000. He obtained his PhD degree from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) at Hyderabad in 2008 for his studies related to the signalling mechanisms of membrane cholesterol and other associated lipids during cell migration.
Dr. Ramprasad did his postdoctoral studies in melanoma and breast cancer at Centre Pluridisciplinaire d’Oncologie, University of Lausanne, Switzerland during the period 2009-2011 and later worked as a Research Associate at the Indo-American Cancer Centre at Hyderabad during the period 2012- 2014 in the field of oral cancer.
He joined the Proteomics Department at AMRF in 2015 and his research interests include regulation of microRNAs during the progression of diabetic retinopathy, development of novel cross-linking agents of the cornea to prevent the progression of keratoconus and signaling mechanisms in the corneal epithelium during fungal keratitis infection. He has received Early career research award from SERB, Govt. of India for research on diabetic retinopathy and funding from Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK for the collaborative project on keratoconus with the University of Liverpool, UK.