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Dr Sonam Gurung
PUW, 3rd Floor
Centre for Translational Omics, 30 Guildford Street
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  • Research Fellow
  • Genetics & Genomic Medicine Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
For my PhD, I investigated the synaptic roles of Kainate receptor, a glutamate receptor at University of Bristol (Department of Biochemistry), using primary cultured neurones implementing biochemical techniques. My work was particularly focussed on understanding the roles of RNA editing on Kainate receptor plasticity. I also performed work on protein level changes during various stages of epilepsy. 
I successfully applied for 9 month fellowship, EBI Postgraduate hopping fellowship,  at University of Bristol (Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience) after my PhD where I trained on and implemented electrophysiological techniques on mouse brain slices to study the synaptic effect of RNA editing at MF-CA3 synapses.  

I am now a postdoctoral fellow at UCL, investigating the potential of exosomes as a therapeutic delivery system in urea cycle defect, ASL deficiency.
Research Summary
My research is focussed on investigating novel therapies in urea cycle defects. I am mainly studying the potential of exosomes based therapy for Argininosuccinic Lyase (ASL) deficiency. I am also involved in developing mass spectrometry based assays. 
Teaching Summary
I am currently volunteering as a teaching assistant in the Msc course at GOS ICH. 
05-AUG-2019 Postdoctoral researcher Genetic Genomics and Medicine GOS ICH, UCL, United Kingdom
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