Chetana Sachidanandan

Zebrafish Chemical Genetics

Chetana Sachidanandan is interested in understanding the mechanisms that operate to develop and maintain a functional liver and in developing new therapeutic interventions to prevent or treat breakdown of these processes. Her lab primarily uses the vertebrate model zebrafish (Danio rerio) to model liver biology.

The main interest of the lab is to model human diseases in the zebrafish and to use these to understand the pathophysiology and to develop beneficial interventions.

A combination of genetics and chemical genetics are used to achieve these objectives. Using this approach they have made headway in understanding iron regulatory disorders such as hemochromatosis and anemia and in identifying active small molecules that can rescue the disease phenotypes.

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Contact Information

Chetana Sachidanandan

Room No. 105,
Sukhdev Vihar,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi - 110 025
Tel: 91-11-29879105


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Ramalingaswami Fellowship, 2010,
Department of Biotechnology