Ramya NityanandamResearch Assistant/Associate
Ramya received a degree in Biotechnology from Anna University in India. She joined the molecular biology department at the University of Central Florida Medical School for her Master’s degree. Her thesis research focused on expressing anti-diabetic hormone through chloroplast engineering in plants. Here she utilized numerous molecular biology techniques to conduct this work. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Ramya accepted a position at the New England Primate Research Center (NEPRC) where she applied my acquired molecular biology skill set to study the anti-viral effect of BCA2 against HIV and SIV. Ramya then joined the virology team in Dan Barouch’s laboratory in April 2015 and is currently working on developing novel adenoviruses for vaccine delivery.