Dr Shyamanga Borooah

Dr Shyamanga Borooah

Dr Shyamanga Borooah

Rowling Scholar (former)
Current position: Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Diego

Dr Shyamanga Borooah was a Rowling Scholar from 2011 to 2016. He is a clinician-scientist specialising in diseases of the retina.

Shyamanga's initial medical training was at Imperial College, London followed by a residency in ophthalmology in Edinburgh and a further retinal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He completed a Wellcome Trust-sponsored PhD entitled ‘Developing a patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell model to understand the clinical and pathological changes in macular degeneration’ supervised by Professors Siddharthan Chandran and Baljean Dhillon at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh.

The findings from Shyamanga's PhD led to the award of a Fulbright post-doctoral scholarship which aimed to translate the important laboratory findings in order to develop novel treatments for patients with macular degeneration. He has recently been appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego, where he has been an awarded a Foundation Fighting Blindness Career Development Award to further his translational research.

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