Personnel

dr khanna  

Hemant Khanna, PhD
Principal Investigator, Department of Ophthalmology

UMASS Medical School
Email:
Hemant.khanna@umassmed.edu

Dr. Hemant Khanna obtained his PhD in 2001 from University of Delhi (New Delhi, India) and received his postdoctoral training at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan. The goal of Dr. Khanna's research is to utilize the knowledge of basic mechanisms of retinal disease progression and pathogenesis to develop rational treatment paradigms for such blinding disorders. 

Manisha Anand

 

Manisha Anand is a Research Associate in the Khanna Lab. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Delhi University (New Delhi, India). She assists with ongoing projects in the lab. Manisha's hobbies are cooking, singing, and watching movies.

Research Associate - I, Department of Ophthalmology, UMASS Medical School
Email: manisha.anand@umassmed.edu

Nageswara_Rao_Kollu  

Dr. Nageswara Rao Kollu is a Research Associate in the Khanna Lab. He obtained his Masters degree from the University of Hyderabad and completed his PhD from the L.V Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad, India). Dr. Nageswara's research in the Khanna Lab focuses on understanding the modulation of ciliary assembly and the pathogenesis of retinitis pigmentosa due to dysfunction of selected ciliary proteins. He enjoys playing cricket and listening to music.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, UMASS Medical School
Email: kollu.rao@umassmed.edu  

Linjing Li

 

Dr. Linjing Li is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Khanna Lab. She obtained her PhD degree in Child Neurology from Japan. She joined the Khanna Lab in December of 2011. Her project uses multiple animal models to uncover the mechanisms of retinal degeneration due to mutations in RPGR and RP2. Her hobbies are traveling and reading.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, UMASS Medical School
Email: linjing.li@umassmed.edu

Balaji

 

 

 

Dr. Balaji Karthick Subramanian is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Khanna Lab. He worked in Tufts University (Biomedical Engineering) for his PhD dissertation and received his degree from University of Massachusetts (Multi-campus Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program). Later, he did a short postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Renal Division). He joined the Khanna Lab in January 2013 to further pursue his postdoctoral training. His work in the Khanna Lab involves investigating the role of ciliary protein trafficking and assembly in photoreceptor cells. Apart from his research, Dr. Subramanian likes to explore different cuisine and sports.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, UMASS Medical School
Email: balaji.subramanian@umassmed.edu

Wei Zhang -photo

 

 

 

 Dr. Wei Zhang is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Khanna Lab. He obtained his PhD degree in Shandong University from China. He joined the Khanna Lab in November 2013. Dr. Zhangs's project involves use of multiple animal models to discover the mechanisms of CEP290 in retinal degeneration associated mutations and design appropriate theraputic stratagies in zebrafish and mice. Wei's hobbies are photography and sports.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, UMASS Medical School
Email
: wei.zhang@umassmed.edu