Research Area :
- Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Macrophage Inflammatory Responses: Interplay with Insulin Resistance
Education & Training :
- 2007: PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
- 2001: MVSc, ANGRAU, Hyderabad, India.
Professional Experience :
- 2008 – 2009: Assistant Manager-NDDR, Matrix/Mylan Laboratories, Hyderabad
- 2009 – 2013: Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Life Sciences
- 2013 – 2016: Principal Research Scientist, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad
- 2016 – 2018: Principal Research Scientist, Head-Department of Biology, DRILS
- 2018 – : Principal Research Scientist, Head-CIMPS, DRILS
Research Interests :
- Immune responses/inflammation and metabolism are deeply integrated and tightly regulated processes required for the organismal survival. Coordination between nutrient and pathogen/inflammatory stress sensing mechanisms is required for efficient handling of energy resources. Expectedly, disruption of homeostasis between inflammation and metabolism is associated with several metabolic disorders such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases etc. Activation of inflammatory signaling cascades abrogate anabolic pathways such as insulin signaling. Comprehensive mechanistic understanding of the interface between inflammation and metabolism will provide crucial insights for the correction of metabolic dysfunction. In pursuit of this, Dr. Parsa’s laboratory is keenly interested in unravelling the intracellular signaling mechanisms that regulate macrophage inflammatory responses and probe the significance of these signaling networks in metabolic syndrome. Towards this, his laboratory utilizes a combination of cellular, molecular biological and genomics approaches in an attempt to identify signaling hubs that harmonize inflammatory and metabolic processes.
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