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Krishna Ghanta, PhD


Former RTI Lab: Doctoral candidate, Mello Lab
Training Period: 2014 - 2021
Prior Academic Institution: VIT University, India


An Exploration of the Properties of Repair Template DNA that Promote Precision Genome Editing

Krishna obtained his bachelor’s degree from VIT University in India. Before starting his Ph.D. at UMass, he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston investigating the role of mutant IDH proteins in Cholangiocarcinoma. As a graduate student in the Mello Lab, Krishna analyzed the function of CSR-1 interacting proteins during embryonic development in C. elegans. Krishna is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Watts lab, in the RTI at UMass Chan Medical School.


  • 2018 Dan Mullen Award for Scientific Achievement Winners