Vasugi Nattarayan

I was born in a small town in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. I did my Bachelor degree in Microbiology at RVS College of Arts and Science, India and my Master’s degree in Microbial Gene Technology at Madurai Kamaraj University, India. During my masters I got an opportunity to do two months training at the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), India, where I felt a deep sense of commitment towards research and made me realize the importance of translational research.
After completing my Masters at Madurai Kamaraj University India for further research experience, I have joined the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) as a research fellow. I worked in a project entitled “Understanding the dysregulation of autophagy during the homocysteine induced neuronal toxicity” where I was involved in studying the role of Autophagy in a medical condition called Hyperhomocysteinemia, which further increased my interest towards cellular signaling. I am in general is interested to understand the mechanistic role of the various signaling pathways in different human disease conditions.