Naseer Kutchy

Naseer Kutchy, BVSc, MVSc, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Education: 

  • BVSc: Sher-e-Kashmir Univ. of Agricultural Sci. and Tech, India, 2011
  • MVSc: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India, 2013
  • Ph.D: Mississippi State University, USA, 2017
  • Postdoc: Yale University, USA, 2019 
  • Postdoc: University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA, 2020

Professional Expertise, Interests and Research Areas

  • Professional Expertise
      • Systems biology of mammalian gametogenesis and embryogenesis, reproduction and development, genetics and epigenetics, cell molecular biology and developmental biology
  • Interests
  • Reproductive physiology of mammals using contemporary genetic and epigenetic approaches
  • Functional genomics and epigenomics of mammalian male and female gametes 
  • Extracellular vesicles in animal reproduction
  • Reproductive biotechnology
  • Research areas:
    • Genes involved in extracellular vesicle (EV) biogenesis in brain cells upon morphine treatment and used CRISPR/Cas9 editing mechanisms to understand their influence on EV biogenesis
    • Application of lentiviral vectors to knock down male germ cell genes in testis by CRISPR interference
    • Epigenetic signatures comprising mostly of histone modifications in the sperm regulating male fertility

Personal Background and Interests

  • After completing my Veterinary Medicine, I was awarded the prestigious Department of Biotechnology of India fellowship under Human Resource Development to pursue Master’s in Veterinary Sciences. During my Ph.D. I was awarded several travel grants and a COMPASS outreach grant from the American Society of Cell Biology. While working as a postdoctoral researcher, I received a competitive venture fund postdoctoral research fellowship form Surdna Foundations and Yale Genetics Department. I also completed a one-year postdoc at the University of Nebraska Medical Center to gain experience in disease epigenetics.