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Deepika Prasad

PhD Student
 
Academic Profile
Post Graduation:Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra
Graduation:Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra
Email:deepika_28@biochem.iisc.ernet.in
Project Title:Functional Characterization of Homologous Recombination in Mycobacteria.
Abstract

The persistence of M. tuberculosis inside the host, and to counter the deleterious effects on its genome, leads to the presumption that it possesses effective DNA repair systems. Therefore, genetic, biochemical and structural characterization of DNA repair proteins may provide insights into the DNA damage repair systems present in mycobacteria, which in turn might help in effective targeting of M. tuberculosis. The studies on DNA repair systems in pathogenic verses non pathogenic mycobacteria suggest significant differences, which further reinforce the need to characterize the individual DNA repair proteins. In our studies, we are trying to study the process of Homologous Recombination in Mycobacteria.