OMRF scientist Gaurav Varshney, Ph.D., received a one-year grant to study 21 genes implicated in conditions such as hearing loss, autism and schizophrenia.
At OMRF, OSSM senior Kevin Nguyen is studying MPS1, a gene discovered to be a “master regulator” of cell division.
OMRF and Stanford have received a four-year grant to use zebrafish to study how small genetic variations can lead to several human diseases.
When Dr. Gaurav Varshney arrived at OMRF in late 2016, the first things he purchased for his new research program were fish tanks. Lots of them. During a seven-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Varshney developed an expertise in studying developmental biology in paperclip-sized aquatic creatures known as zebrafish. […]