Dr Mugdha Joglekar

Mugdha JoglekarPosition

Senior Research Fellow, School of Medicine


Raised in three generations of clinicians, Mugdha Joglekar has two academic Gold Medals and several career awards, choosing to pursue training in basic/translational research.  During her PhD work carried at the University of Pune, India and University of Bath, UK, she trained in pancreas development and stem cell biology and diabetes.  Mugdha pursued postdoctoral training in immunology of diabetes with Prof. Helen Thomas and Prof. Thomas Kay at the St Vincent's institute Melbourne, where she received the JDRF International post-doctoral fellowship.  She joined the University of Sydney to continue research in biomarkers of diabetes progression and epigenetics of gene regulation.  She has been a ADS Skip Martin Fellow, JDRF USA Advanced Post-doctoral fellow and is recently a JDRF Transition fellow funded through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, USA. Mugdha's experience and expertise in immunology of diabetes, pancreas developmental biology, microRNA/ncRNA biomarkers of diabetes progression, data analytics and bioinformatics provide her a strong foundation to lead this area of ncRNA biology and epigenetics.

Research Interests

  • ncRNA biology
  • gut biology
  • epigenetic regulation of gene expression
  • type 1 diabetes
  • gestational diabetes


  • Australian Diabetes Society (2009)
  • American Diabetes Association (2002)
  • Danish Diabetes Academy (2016 - 2022)
  • Islet Society (2009-)

Qualifications and Recognition

  • BSc: Pune University, India
  • MSc: University of Hyderabad, India
  • PhD: University of Pune and University of Bath, Bath, UK

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Email M.Joglekar@westernsydney.edu.au
Location Building 30