CSIR-CDRI scientist Dr Rajesh Jha conferred with international fellowship

Dr Jha will do advance gynaecological research at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA under the International Fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientist 2022-23

New Delhi: Dr Rajesh Kumar Jha’s research group is working on the biology and management of gynaecological endocrine and metabolic disorders such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). These disorders are routinely observed in nearly 10% infertile women visiting the gynaecological clinics and affect women’s day to day life along with pregnancy/conception.
Dr Jha’s group is studying the disturbed endocrine/hormone associated molecular signaling in the ovary and uterus for the disorders management and a successful pregnancy.
For his outstanding work in this field, Dr Jha has received a prestigious ICMR-DHR, New Delhi International fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientist 2022-23 to explores the gene specific function of the ovary and endometrium using advance Genome editing (also called gene editing) transgenic approach such as CRISPR-Cas9 system at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
At Baylor College of Medicine, he will study the endometrial tissue specific modified gene response on the ovarian and endocrine molecular signaling for ovulation and pregnancy using the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which will help in the ovarian and uterine disorders effective management.
He has deputed at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA for a year from 27th March 2023 to 29th March 2024.