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Principal Investigator

Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Brief Bio

Dr. Khanna, Ph.D. obtained his graduate degree from University of Delhi, India. He then joined University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center. After his postdoctoral training, he started his own laboratory in 2008 and moved to UMMS in 2010.

Research Interest

  • Understanding the pathogenesis of inherited blindness disorders and developing treatment strategies using animal models and patient-derived stem cells

Academic Rank

  • Principal Investigator & Associate Professor
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School

Education/Medical School

  • Graduate degree: University of Delhi, India
  • Postdoc: University of Michigan, USA

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • Societies: ARVO, AAAS, FASEB, ISER
  • UMMS Faculty Mentor: Program in Neuroscience, IGP, Program in Cell biology

Honors and Awards

  • University of Michigan Celebrate Invention Award
  • Young Investigator Award, Retinal Degeneration Symposium, 2008
  • Best Scientific Presentation Award, International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma, 2011
  • Plenary Lecture, ARVO-India, 2015

Hemant Khanna, Ph.D.

Contact Information
Tel: 508-856-8991


Click here for Dr. Khanna's website

Lab Address
Albert Sherman Center, 368 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605