Yask Gupta

Why this profession?

My interest has always been in understanding the pathways involved in various auto-immune inflammatory disorders and how these pathways interact with the environment (e.g. microbiota) to enhance disease phenotype. The most appropriate way to understand this is by performing GWAS studies, for which knowledge about statistics and high computational approaches is important. Bioinformatics is an important part for achieving good and accurate results.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

Autoimmune inflammatory diseases are increasing at a very high rate in the general population. Understanding genetics and associated pathways under the influence of the environment can lead us to new gene candidates for diagnostic and treatment studies. The RTG group provides a perfect platform for such studies.