Rigzin Dekhang

Major: PhD Postdoctoral fellow-Biology

I completed my PhD in Biology from Texas A&M University and my research there focused on understanding molecular mechanism that governs circadian outputs such as rhythmic gene expression, development and metabolism. I joined Prof. Mallikaratchy’s group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017. In our lab, we are focused on developing new SELEX technologies to find aptamers against cellular targets and engineering novel multivalent aptamers for theranostic purposes. I am working towards identification and characterization of aptamers targeting different cell surface markers. When I have free time, I like to go out for a run.

Ligand-guided selection of target-specific aptamers: A screening technology for identifying specific aptamers against cell-surface proteins

Hasan Zümrüt, Naznin Ara, Maria Fraile, George Maio, Prabodhika Mallikaratchy “Ligand-guided selection of target-specific aptamers: A screening technology for identifying specific aptamers against cell-surface proteins”. Nucleic Acid Ther. 2016 Jun;26(3):190-8. doi: 10.1089/nat.2016.0611. Epub 2016 May 5.