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Vignesh Hariharan, PhD

RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Chan Medical School


Vignesh (Viggy) is a molecular biologist who obtained his bachelor’s degree at the Amrita School of Biotechnology, India and an integrated MS-PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Science, where he studied and discovered novel pathways that the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis uses to sense and respond to its surroundings. He is passionate about developing new therapeutics for human diseases and is currently working on the characterization of oligonucleotide therapies for preeclampsia and MECP2 duplication syndrome.