Vishwaja obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India in 2018.
She carried out her master’s thesis in Dr. Ravi Muddashetty’s group at the Institute of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, where she investigated the mechanism of miRISC mediated translation repression in rodent neurons. Vishwaja continued as a Research Fellow with Dr. Muddashetty, working on neurodegeneration and neuronal activity mediated regulation of protein synthesis using human stem cells and rodent primary cell models, before joining the German side of the Roignant lab in November 2020. She will be visiting the CIG in the first quarter of 2022.
She wishes to understand the impact of RNA modifications on neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila as model organism.