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PhD student Sarada Ketharnathan runner up for Otago Medical School Research Society speaker award

Thursday 23 August 2018 3:43pm

The Otago Medical School Research Society held its annual competition for the best research presentation by a PhD student on August 22nd. 

The competition was stiff and featured several excellent talks spanning a wide range of disciplines. But Sarada's talk impressed the judges and she was awarded second prize.

Sarada gave an excellent presentation on her recently published work which describes how she assigned function to a genomic variant associated with raised serum urate and gout.

Sarada used bioinformatics, zebrafish, and molecular assays to figure out that the variant affects expression of a gene called PDZK1 in the intestine, kidney and liver.

Congratulations Sarada! Check out her paper for details of this research.