Graduate Student: Ranganath Mamidi (Veterinary Science)
I was born on February 25 in Nellore, a
small town in Southern India. I lived several years in Nellore before moving to
Tirupati, the home of one of the richest temples in the world, to pursue my
Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science. In 1999, after obtaining my degree in
Veterinary Science, I was employed as a veterinarian and worked in a clinically
oriented profession for six years. I enjoyed my first job as a veterinarian,
working in a rural setting and treating diseases in livestock. Although I worked
as a veterinarian, I had an intense desire to pursue an academic career. In
pursuit of this passion, I joined the Ph.D. program (Veterinary Science) in the
Department of IPN in fall 2007, and I started working in the cardiac muscle
research laboratory of Dr. Murali Chandra. For my dissertation, I have chosen an
important, interesting and poorly understood area of cardiac muscle physiology
that focuses on elucidating the cardiac-specific role of the extended N-terminal
domain of troponin T, a key regulatory protein, in cardiac muscle contraction.
College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, India,
Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
Current research topic:
Role of the N-terminal
domain of troponin T in cardiac muscle contractile activation
Cricket is my primary sport of interest. My other
interests include making my eight year old daughter happy, skiing, golfing,
driving, lifting weights and watching sports/news.
Poncin Scholarship (2009-2010).
Washington State University GPSA registration grant (Spring 2010).
Dr. Murali Chandra
Year entered PhD Program: