Sudhir Tattikota, Ph.D.
I earned my Ph.D. from the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany, where I studied the role of the microRNA pathway in maintaining the function of pancreatic beta cells. Using several cellular and mouse model systems, I could demonstrate how Argonaute2 regulates secretome and proliferation of the beta cells. As a postdoc in the Perrimon Lab, I am integrating emerging technologies including CRISPR and single cell transcriptomics to delineate mechanisms governing blood cell homeostasis and characterize novel blood cell populations in Drosophila. In the future, I aim to focus on immunometabolism by understanding the dynamics of hematopoiesis during disease states such as Diabetes and Cancer. My other activities include running 10Ks, besides just running gels in the lab.