Dean of Research Studies & Senior Scientist, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Gopalapuarm, Chennai, India.
30 years of post-MSc research experience since 1983. This includes an
extensive Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) training program (1991-95) at the Hypertension
Research Centre, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ),
New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey, USA, on the subject: ?Biochemical
machinery and Signal transduction in physiology and pathophysiology (hypertension,
diabetes and associated metabolic disorders.
Disease Biology; Molecular pathogenesis of diabetes and its vascular
complications including diabetic retinopathy; Vascular Biology and signaling studies on
VSMC; Clinical significance and subclinical relevance of cellular and molecular
alterations in metabolic diseases; Mechanisms of accelerated senescence (ageing); Insulin
signaling & Proteomics; Epigenetics; RNAi and miRNA, gut microbiome aspects of
diabetes, Unraveling mechanisms of hyperglycemic memory, Calcium & Redox
signaling, Proinflammation, Oxidative stress, ER stress, AGE pathway and biomarker(s)
identification; Bioprospecting herbal molecules; Non-invasive point-of-care (POC)
clinical measures and medical devices.