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Paroma is a Ph.D. candidate in OSU's Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program. Her current research focuses on using the larval zebrafish as an in vivo model system to study otoferlin, a protein expressed in the sensory hair cells and essential for hearing.
She is a Graduate Research Assistant in the labs of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics Colin Johnson and Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology Robyn Tanguay. She published a study (2015) in the journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology with both Johnson and Tanguay entitled, "Otoferlin Deficiency In Zebrafish Results In Defects in Balance and Hearing: Rescue of the Balance and Hearing Phenotype with Full-length and Truncated Forms of Mouse Otoferlin."
Paroma received her M.Sc. from University College of Science and Technology in Calcutta, India.