Lab start date - January 2023
Where - Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN

The goal of my lab will be to investigate the mechanisms that regulate the normal functioning of the corneal endothelium. The corneal endothelium is a single layer of non-proliferative cells that when disrupted can lead to corneal edema. Non-inflammatory diseases that arise due to the dysfunctions of the endothelium are called endothelial dystrophies. Corneal transplantation is the prevalent treatment modality for these diseases. By identifying the signaling pathways that regulate corneal endothelial homeostasis, we will be able to develop therapies to treat corneal endothelial dystrophies. 

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Understanding the biology of Corneal Endothelium 

Projects

Please take a look at the aims outlined here - https://reporter.nih.gov/search/x6_ovULLwUiTGZxOgtrU1Q/project-details/10282153

Several additional collaborative projects are also in the pipeline 

I am actively recruiting post-docs and lab technicians.

If you are interested, please send me an email (rashyam@iu.edu) with your career aspirations

and the names of three references.

Vision

My goal is to create an inclusive lab for my team. 

In this lab

1. Science should be a priority, but it will not be your life.

2. We will work as a team, and put our personal differences aside.

3. Not all of us have the same goals, and aspirations. We will respect that. 

4. There is absolutely no room for intolerance of any kind.

Please take a look at this document to determine whether this lab will be a good fit for you.