Jayanth Kumar did his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and then went on to complete his MD in Biochemistry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. It was there in the lab of Dr Chattopadhyay that he learnt the basics of research and later developed an interest in small RNA research. He worked on using transcriptional gene silencing using small RNAs to silence the expression of oncogenes like HPV-16 E6, E7 as well as c-myc. He is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Rao Lab on deciphering the role of p53 in hematopoiesis. Apart from research, he has a keen interest in tennis and soccer.
Jayanth finished up his post-doctoral fellowhship in November 2014 and is now a tenure track Assistant Professor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Congratulations!