Wenson David Karunakaran

Biography

I have graduated from University of Madras, India 2010, where I did my M.Sc in Biotechnology. After my Masters, I have been working for more than 3 years in the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR), India as a junior research fellow, until I moved to Warsaw, Poland for my PhD. My work in CCMB involved deciphering the role of epigenetics in post-stroke repair mechanism.

Since 2014, I am a part of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, working under the ITN project nEUROinflammation from the European Union.



Research Interest:

In the exciting journey of my PhD studies, I am interested in understanding the transcriptional and epigenetic basis of neuroinflammation using an experimental model (MCAo) of cerebral ischemia. Also, I am interested in dissecting the inflammatory response and functional differences between the brain resident macrophages (Microglia) and infiltrating bone-marrow derived macrophages, in order to facilitate better understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease.