Alka successfully defended his dissertation and received her PhD on April 7, 2016.
Alka was a graduate student in the lab of Kevin Slep and her research focused on elucidating the mechanism of the Che-12-dependent ciliogenesis through in vivo, biochemical and structural analysis. Alka received her Master of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in India. She was a 2008 DAAD Scholar working on a research project funded by the German Academic Exchange Program before joining UNC in 2010. She also received a 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator’s International Fellowship.
Alka successfully defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. on April 7, 2016. She will begin her postdoctoral studies immediately.