Polani B. SeshagiriProfessor, Department of MRDG
Phone : +91 80 2293 2687
E-Mail : polani[at]mrdg.iisc.ernet.in
web : www.mrdg.iisc.ernet.in/p-b-seshagiri/
Our group is interested in studying early mammalian development with regard to the acquisition of fertilizing potential of spermatozoa and development of embryos through peri-implantation stages with particular reference to the phenomenon of blastocyst hatching. Besides, we are interested in studying cell lineage specification by using ES-cells as model system. These studies contribute to our knowledge on the basic biology of early mammalian development, cellular differentiation and have implications in animal embryo biotechnology and in the management of human infertility and health.