Dr. Prajapati grew up in New Delhi, and received his bachelor’s degree from University of Delhi, India. In master’s, he studied Biochemistry in Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2014 under the supervision of Professor (Dr.) Shyam S. Chauhan from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. During his Ph.D. course, Dr. Prajapati studied the expression and function of dipeptidyl peptidase III, a Zn2+ dependent aminopeptidase, in multiple human tumor derived cell lines and cancer tissues using high throughput molecular biology and proteomics approaches. He joined Dr. Kleinman’s lab in February 2014 and studying oxidative stress and epigenetic regulation in aging and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Outside the lab, he spends time with his wife Lalti and talks to his family.
Kyung Jung, MS: Laboratory Technician
Hometown: Ulsan, South Korea
Education: B.S. of Genetic Engineering at Chosun University, South Korea, M.S. of Toxicology at University of Kentucky
Interests: Soccer, travel
Kabhilan received his PhD from Iowa State University under the mentorship of Sinisa Grozdanic and trained with Randy Kardon during this period.
His main interest is in the development of novel diagnostics that enable early detection of aging diseases, specifically of the retina. He dreams of a day when a routine eye check, conducted from the comfort of one’s home using a smartphone, would provide detailed molecular health of the retina.
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I am a physician-scientist at the University of Kentucky specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous. 75% of my efforts are committed to conducting basic and clinical science research on neovascular and degenerative eye diseases with specific emphases on aging, inflammation and molecular imaging of early pathological changes to the retina and choroid.