Recent Graduate: Saurabh S. Kulkarni, Ph.D., 2012

I am now a postdoctoral associate in the Pediatrics section of Yale University School of Medicine. Our lab in collaboration with other labs in Med school have identified number of mutated genes in patients with congenital heart disease, a failure to properly pattern the heart. We have validated a number of these genes by showing they also cause abnormal development of frog hearts and are now analyzing the mechanisms of their development. Many of these genes are novel, and identifying their mechanisms of cardiac morphogenesis will lead to new understanding of congenital malformations and the underlying developmental biology. Click here for a copy of my CV.