Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, Receives Mirus Research Award

Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, was recently received a Mirus Research Award in the amount of $2,000 for his project, “Inwardly rectifying potassium channel dysfunction in retina.” The grant is for the use of Mirus Bio’s transfection reagents to achieve functional knock out of potassium channel in the mice retina to understand the mechanism of blindness due to potassium channelopathy. Reagents will also be used to test the effect of expression of various mutant proteins on retina function.