PhD student of Department of Zoology in MSU Baroda won the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award
Hitarthi Vyas, PhD student of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science won the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for an e-presentation entitled "miR34a attenuation improves mitochondrial status in atherogenic MDMs" scheduled to be presented at Basic Cardiovascular Science-2021, 23-25th August, 2021.
This award is given to recognize the authors with highest ranked abstracts received from various countries across the world wherein her abstract was adjudged the best from India. This award is in the honor of a revered cardiologist, Dr. Paul Dudley White, a founding father of the American Heart Association, USA.
This award is bestowed annually in form of a prestigious tribute to researchers for their work dedicated to various fields of basic research in cardiovascular diseases. Hitarthi Vyas is in her third year of doctoral program and is working under the guidance of Dr. Ranjitsinh Devkar on "Connotation of chronodisruptive miRNAs in atherogenic pathophysiology".
Presently, Dr Devkar's research group has two ongoing DBT research grants and multiple studies on investigating circadian biology and/or micro RNAs and their putative role in regulating lipotoxicity in metabolic diseases.