Abul Usmani, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist

Abul joined Dr. Chaudhuri’s lab in 2018 as a postdoctoral research associate. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sagar University, India, where he developed novel, user-friendly, inexpensive and non-surgical in-vivo technologies for generation of transgenic animals. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in summer 2014 as a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Don Conrad laboratory where his research focus was to determine the genetic and epigenetic determinants of male infertility and genome technology development to improve use of genomic tools in testicular germ cells. He co-developed a high throughput platform for in-vivo whole-genome shRNA screen to identify the genes important for regulation of spermatogenesis and in parallel building the landscape of open chromatin states of male germ-line development across spermatogenesis using ATAC-seq and next-generation sequencing platforms. His research in Dr. Chaudhuri’s lab focuses on determining the genetic and epigenetic determinants of genitourinary cancer. In his free time, he loves to drive around and experiment on cooking new recipes.

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