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Dr. Rajni Khajuria

Dr rajni khajuria newspatrollingDr.RajniKhajuria completed her Masters in Human Genetics in 2003 from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. After completing her Masters, she joined the field of research and diagnostics in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, which is the Primary tertiary care hospital of India. She completed her Ph.D from AIIMS in year 2011 in the field of Molecular genetics, from Department of Pediatrics, under the supervision of Dr.MadhulikaKabra, one of the leading expert in the field of Pediatric Genetics in India.

Her doctorate research work has been involved in establishing the molecular diagnosis of Rett syndrome in India which facilitated the possibility of Prenatal Diagnosis and genetic counseling services for the families of Children affected with this unique disorder. She has been the Founder and National Scientific Adviser of “Indian Rett syndrome foundation”, the first national trust for the care and support of Indian families having children with Rett syndrome and also initiated the Awareness raising campaigns for Rett syndrome in India to educate the parents/Doctors/Healthcare professionals/Care givers/Scientists and Therapist, who were really unaware of this disorder.

While working in AIIMS for ~9.5 years, she was involved in Research and Diagnostics of various Pediatric genetic disorders as well as activities like teaching, trainings and organisation of various symposiums, conferences, workshops and Awareness programs. She has published and reviewed various peer review journals and has presented her research in several national and international conferences. She has been recipient of many awards and honors during her academic period. She is also a member of Indian society of Human Genetics and Genetic chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

She joined Igenomix India in May,2013 as a biologist to learn and take the advanced techniques of Preimplantation genetics like PGS and PGD further in India, and help all those Indian families who were deprived of these technologies previously and give them an option to have a healthy baby at home.

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