Lecturer, Advanced Academic Programs; Research Associate, JHU Department of Neuroscience
Richa Tyagi was born and grew up in India. She earned her Master’s in Biotechnology from Hamdard University, India with a Gold Medal. She received research fellowship from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India and obtained her Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Science, India in 2010. Her PhD work revealed for the first time the presence of Class III phosphodiesterases in eukaryotes including mammals. Her research work revealed that 239FB and 239AB proteins may act either as structural proteins, providing scaffolds for complex formations and/or as AMP/GMP regulated phosphodiesterases.
In 2010, she joined Prof. Solomon H Snyder’s research group in Johns Hopkins University as a postdoctoral fellow and explored the role of inositol phosphate multi kinase (IPMK) in the regulation of immediate early genes via activation of serum response factor. Her research studies also focused on the role of Rheb, a small GTPase, in the activation of ER-associated suppression of protein synthesis via PERK-eIF2α signaling cascade. Currently, she is investigating the importance of inositol phosphate kinases in various stress conditions. She has published 16 original research articles in high impact journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Cell reports, PNAS.
Based on her excellent publication record, she was promoted to Research Associate position in the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has presented her research work in 18 International scientific conferences. In 2016, she was received Travel award by ASBMB.
She completed Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program at Johns Hopkins University in 2016. She has been teaching Biochemistry and Immunology course at Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University since 2017. Along with her research and teaching at Johns Hopkins University, she completed Executive Education Certificate in Project Management from Carey Business School.