Kirankumar Baskaran

Kiran received his BSc and MSc in Biochemistry from PSG, Coimbatore and Sri Ramachandra University respectively. Currently he is pursuing his PhD at Christian Medical College, Vellore. His research focuses on genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) focusing on various polymorphisms in IBD susceptible Innate Immune genes. He is determining the frequency of polymorphisms in the genes in Indian patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and compares their frequency with healthy Indians, eventually looking for association of these polymorphisms with the disease.