Rujula Sharma Vemuri
Education Background: B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology, and a minor in Psychology from North Carolina State University. I am currently a second-year medical student at the Campbell University School of Medicine.
Research Projects: I am involved in a project working to analyze data on the Fam161a gene, and how it plays a role in retinal degeneration in mice populations. The goal of the project is to potentially translate these findings into human populations and better understand the mechanisms of blindness.
Research Interests: I am interested in further learning about how to use technology and gene therapy techniques to advance our understanding of the eye and develop treatment options for patients with vision impairments.
Awards: Dean’s Scholarship Recipient for Academic Merit at the Campbell University School of Medicine. Dean’s List at North Carolina State University