DNB in General Medicine, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.
2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cerebrovascular diseases, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala.
1. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala. / 2. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala.
The passion to know more about my fellow beings and to serve them was fulfilled when I was involved in managing and finding solutions for the numerous ailments of the patients during my formative years as a clinician at Govt. Medical College, Thrissur. My DNB in General Medicine, at Govt. Medical College, Calicut, opened up yet another door to associate with the indigenous people of Wayanad district, when my curiosity tried to explore the genetics of sickle cell anemia prevalent among them.
My dreams to explore the undiscovered spheres of Neurology, blossomed when I stepped into the Department of Neurology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, where I could work in the field of genetics in Neurological diseases. The amazing three pound organ that embodies the essence of mind and soul, the abode of intelligence, creativity, emotions, thoughts, actions and much much more...- The brain, was a wonder world for me even from my secondary classes. During this period I could know more about the intricate nature of human molecular genetics and was able to meritoriously complete my DM thesis in the field of genetics in multiple sclerosis. I was extremely privileged to get the scholarly guidance of Dr Moinak Banerjee, Scientist, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Rajiv Gandhi Center for biotechnology, Trivandrum during this study.
I have always been watching the tremendous advancements in the field of stroke neurology and had always thought of whether I could set my footprints in the area which had always been my passion. I was fortunate to pursue my post-doctoral fellowship in stroke under the mentorship of Dr Sylaja P. N, Professor of Neurology and In-charge of comprehensive stroke care unit, Sree Chitra Tirunal for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. During this period we came across treating numerous patients with Moya Moya disease, the etiology and genetics of which is unknown. As practicing researchers a few research questions evolved in our inquisitive minds and submitted a proposal upon which the Welcome Trust/DBT accepted. This is our dream project funded by the prestigious Welcome/DBT, the result of which will give more insight into the pathophysiology of Moya Moya disease.