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Neha Sharma
MGM Graduate Student

261 CARL Building
Box 3509 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710

Phone: 919.668.3622
Fax: 919.681.9193
Email: ruchira.sharma@duke.edu

Ruchira Sharma

I am a second-year student in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology program. I have lived most of my life in India. I have received a bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from St. Xavier's College Mumbai and a master's in Biochemistry from MSU Baroda. I worked on a summer internship on behavioral genetics under Professor Veronica Rodrigues at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. I created a setup to screen smell blind mutants in order to study olfaction in Drosophila melanogaster. During my master's, I worked on the characterization of certain genes which integrate the ppGpp pathway with DNA methylation and confer antibiotic resistance. I made certain deletion constructs of these genes and tested them on E. coli and Salmonella under culture conditions as well as in mice.

I am an outgoing person. I enjoy photography and love watching movies and reading books about different cultures.

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