Our Team - Chitra Kannabiran

Chitra Kannabiran

Dr Chitra Kannabiran, PhD

Designation: Scientist, Kallam Anji Reddy Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Email: chitra@lvpei.org
Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad

Chitra Kannabiran has been associated with LVPEI since 1996 and leads the molecular genetics research at LVPEI, which looks into the genetic basis of eye disease. She received her PhD from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, and served as a post-doctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, USA. She was a visiting fellow at the National Eye Institute, USA from 1997-98. Her current areas of research include the molecular genetics of cataract, corneal disorders, retinoblastoma and retinal degenerations. Her specific areas of research include molecular genetic aspects of retinoblastoma, corneal dystrophies, congenital cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa. Her work is funded by several national and international competitive grants, including the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institutes of Health, USA. She has published widely in national and international journals.