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Ripla Arora

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Postdoctoral Fellow
aroraR [at] obgyn.ucsf.edu

I did my undergraduate and master’s studies in the field of Biochemistry from the University of Delhi, India and then went on to do a PhD in Genetics and Development from Columbia University, New York. My current projects involve understanding the mechanisms by which non-canonical Wnt signaling regulates development of the reproductive system including, gonad development, sex differentiation and duct morphogenesis. I am also interested in understanding the process of oogenesis with an aim to develop methods to promote the differentiation of ES cell or iPS cell derived primordial germ cell like cells into meiotic germ cells.

Funding/Fellowships: California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) training grant, 2012-2015; UCSF Program in Breakthrough Biomedical Research Postdoc Fellowship; T32 Training Grant