Dr. Aaron Chapla
Dr. Aaron Chapla,
MSc Medical Biochemistry, PhD Biochemistry
Scientist - Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory,
Associate Professor - Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism,
Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632004, India.
Dr. Aaron as a basic science faculty in the Department of Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, leads the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory (MEL). He joined CMC in 2003 as a student in MSc Medical Biochemistry and has worked as a tutor in Biochemistry & in-charge Clinical Biochemistry laboratory (CMC Ditchpally, A.P) and as an Associate Research Officer (ARO) in the Department of Haematology (CMC, Vellore). With this experience, he joined Endocrinology in 2011 to set up a molecular laboratory from its foundational aspects and also to pursue Ph.D.
As a lead scientist in MEL, he is responsible for all the monogenic diabetes genetic testing and receives samples from across India and from neighboring countries for both its research into monogenic diabetes and the translation of its research findings into diagnostic service. MEL also provides a facility for integrated research and NGS-based genetic diagnostic testing within the institute.
His area of research interests includes Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), Neonatal diabetes and his focus is towards establishing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) based investigations to uncover the molecular mechanisms underlying various forms of monogenic diabetes.
- PhD Biochemistry (Christian Medical College, Vellore).
- MSc Medical Biochemistry (Christian Medical College, Vellore).