Niyati S Sharma
PhD scholar

Niyati S Sharma

PhD scholar

3rd Floor, Narayana Nethralaya, Narayana Health City

# 258/A, Bommasandra, Hosur Road,

Bengaluru, 560099 INDIA.


Contact Details
Email niyatisharma@narayananethralaya.com
Phone +91-80-66660712

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Niyati has completed her masters in genetic engineering, from school of Bioengineering, SRM University Chennai, Currently she is a PhD scholar in Grow Research laboratory and her research interest is in understanding epigenetic regulation of molecular signalling in multifactorial ocular pathology as well as characterizing molecular expression patterns and signatures of ocular surface disorders using multidimensional molecular tools including qRT-PCR, western blotting, multiplex flow based ELISA, immunofluorescene and advanced imaging.

Research Experience

Research Associate Institution- Genes, Repair and regeneration at Ophthalmic Workstation (GROW) Research Laboratory, Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore, India (September 2017–Present).

Title: Junior Research Fellow- Project Title- Population genetics assessment of Tylototriton verrucosus using microsatellite markers Institution: CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (December 2014–February 2016).

Projects Working On

Investigation of the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the ocular surface, Elucidating the role of the transcription factor ROR gamma in keratoconus (KC) and its modulation for a possible therapeutic modality, Understanding the role of epigenetics in the pathogenesis of keratoconus. 

Academic Qualifications

M.Tech-Genetic Engineering SRM University, Chennai 2014 SRM University- 9.493 (CGPA)

B.E. Biotechnology CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore 2012 VTU 72

Publications & Awards

Sharma, Niyati Seshagiri et al. “Dopamine levels in human tear fluid.” Indian journal of ophthalmology vol. 67,1 (2019), 38-41. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_568_18

Won the Best Paper Award for oral presentation at Society for Inflammation Research Conference (SIRCON) 2018 in August, 2018 for the paper titled “Role of retinoic acid-related Orphan Receptor gamma transcription factor in keratoconus pathology”.

2 nd rank in M. Tech, Genetic Engineering at SRM University.

Won the Best Poster Award for Poster Presentation at Genetic Engineering Research Symposium held at SRM University, 2014.