- Thakker Group: Academic Endocrine Unit Research Group
My DPhil project is part of an European training network that aims to elucidate the role of the extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in health and disease. In particular, my work focuses on the G-protein it predominantly signals through, G alpha 11. I aim at identifying novel genetic variants that influence the function of this protein and lead to calcemic disorders. I will then evaluate the potential of CaSR targeting drugs as potential therapeutics to rectify such mutations.
Prior to starting my work in Oxford I completed an undergraduate and master's degree in Pharmacy at the University of Vienna.