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Harshmeena Sanghani


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

I am working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) under both Dr. Sridhar Vasudevan and Prof. Russell Foster.    

My principal research interests include:  

  • Carrying out research on circadian rhythms, sleep, and neuropsychiatric disease.
  • Delineating the molecular mechanisms that underlie these disruptions in animal and in vitro models.
  • Identifying further pharmacological modulators and pathways for stabilisation of sleep and circadian rhythms as a therapeutic strategy.

Additional collaborative projects include:  

  • Working under Dr. Monique Andersson and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, along with the University of Oxford to develop methods of COVID-19 diagnostic testing (10.1093/clinchem/hvab035).
  • Collaborating with the Wei Huang (IBME) to develop LAMP technology rapid COVID-19 test kits (in press).
  • Working with Prof. Jane McKeating (NDM) to understand the associations between circadian rhythms and SARS-CoV-2 infections to improve therapeutic targeting of COVID-19 (in press).