Shishir Biswas

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  • PhD Candidate
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Biology
211 Thomas Hunt Morgan
Research Interests:
Education

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University 2012
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University 2014

Biography

Born: July 20, 1990

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Football

Favorite Sports Teams: Purdue Athletics, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts

Research

Currently I work in Ashley Seifert's Lab here at UK studying regeneration in African Spiny mice (Acomys).  Spiny mice are close relative to laboratory mice (Mus musculus), but unlike lab mice they are able to regenerate complex musculoskeletal tissue in the ear as well as large portions of skin without scarring which allows us to study regeneration in a comparative framework.  I'm interested in understanding the underlying genetic program that differentiates scarring from regeneration by identifying differences in genome architecture, transcriptional response and chromatin landscape between species.

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