Anil graduated from IIT Madras with Integrated B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Biotechnology. As a 2015
Khorana Scholar, he worked in Professor Aseem Ansari’s group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In Dr. Ansari’s lab, he tested the putative role of a synthetic epigenetic mimic in stimulating the
transcriptional elongation of frataxin gene in Friedreich’s Ataxia. His summer research experience made
him passionate about gene regulation and disease biology. He returned to India to finish his Master’s
Thesis which focused on understanding the post-transcriptional regulation of HMG-CoA reductase by
microRNAs and its implications in essential hypertension. Currently, he is a Cell and Molecular Pathology
graduate student in Dr. Raghu Vemuganti Lab at Neurosurgery, UW-Madison. His research aims at
investigating the role of non-coding RNAs and epigenetic regulation in post-stroke pathophysiology.