Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel

Prof G. Kumaramanickavel, MD, has worked extensively in ophthalmic genomics for more than two decades and has contributed significantly to the progress in the area of ocular genetics both nationally and internationally. He has worked on both single gene (retinoblastoma, corneal dystrophies, retinitis pigmentosa) and complex disorders (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma), particularly in the area of gene mapping and was successful in identifying ocular genes. As a Fogarty Visiting Associate in 1997-98, he worked at the National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health, United States of America. Between 1992-96 he was a Research Fellow at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He is currently the Research Director at two eye hospitals in India – Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore and Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai. He teaches at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 85 articles including Nature Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, American Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics .

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Retinoblastoma is the first tumor suppressor gene discovered ever. The discovery opened a new avenue in the field of oncology leading to the identification of 35 tumor suppressor genes, till date in our genome. This book is an excellent compilation of both clinical and basic science information that meets the needs of a young clinician and a researcher at the same time. It also has abundant information on recent advances and cutting-edge knowledge in intracellular molecular cross-talking of retinoblastoma protein with various cellular viral-like proteins.

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