Felcy Selwyn

Graduate Student - Klaassen Lab
B.S. Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, India
M.S. Animal Biotechnology, University of Hyderabad, India

I am from the city of Chennai (Madras) in India. Back in school I worked on a project estimating the amount of pesticides and insecticides on fruits and vegetables in the neighboring market, and that helped me realize that I wanted to do research in life. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, India and a Master of Science degree in Animal Biotechnology from University of Hyderabad, India. Having a lot of doctors at home, I always had a fascination for medicines and how they cured illness. I worked on a project looking at the anti-inflammatory properties of a medicinal plant used by the Ayurveda and Siddha schools of Indian medicine for my Masters degree.

Research Interests

Currently I am working with Dr. Curtis D. Klaassen on characterizing Oatp1a4-null mice. Oatps (organic anion transporting polypeptides) are ploy-specific transporters which transport a wide range of organic solutes including bile salts, organic dyes, steroid conjugates and certain classes of drugs. Working here I've understood how important transport proteins are for the absorption, distribution and excretion of drugs. Previous data from the lab suggests that expression of Oatp1a4 is highest in liver and that it not only plays important roles in uptake and transport but also in bile acid homeostasis. Working with the Oatp1a4-null mice will shed more light on its physiological roles.

Last modified: Dec 04, 2012



Felcy Selwyn
Graduate Student - Klaassen Lab

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