Uday Kumar Chekkilla, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Education: PhD in Biochemistry

Research Projects: Being a part of an active research group, I am currently working on developing therapeutic gene therapy for treating/ preventing AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration) , IRD’S (Inherited Retinal Degenerations), Retinitis Pigmentosa-28.

Research Interest: Gene therapy, AMD, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Translational Ophthalmology

Career Ambition: Developing therapeutic strategies for preventing or treating eye diseases.


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Awards & Honors:

  • Awarded ICMR-SRF fellowship from the Indian Council of medical research (2017-2020)
  • Qualified in TS-SET for lectureship (2017)


Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD


  • Anil Chekuri, PhD


  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

  • Matt Chagnon

    Research Lab Tech I

  • Yu Ning, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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