FACULTY PROFILE
Dr. Venkata Rami Reddy Narala M.sc Ph.d
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Sciences (Zoology)
Yogi Vemana University
KADAPA-516003, INDIA
+91 9866094531
nvrr@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in, nvramireddy@gmail.com
Qualification :
M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Work experience (PDF/Teaching etc.) :
PDF -2 years; Teaching; 9 years
Area(s) of research interest :
Animal Biotechnology, Immunology, Physiology
Awards and achievements :
1. DST-SERB Young Scientist Grant (2012-15)
2. UGC-Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship in University of South Florida, Tampa, USA (2016-17)
Conference/symposia attended (during the last five years) :
25
Conference/symposia/workshop organized (during the last five years) :
3
Other Information (books, patents, collaborations etc.) :
Book chapters : 5
Education:
• Ph.D. (Genetics) - Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2008)
• M.Sc. (Biotechnology) - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India (1999)
• B.Sc. (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India (1997)
Positions:
1. July 2009- till date: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, Yogi Vemana University, KADAPA, India
2. September 2016 to September 2017: UGC-Raman Post-doctoral Fellowship- Morsani College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.
3. March 2006 to September 2008: Visiting Scholar at Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
4. May 2002 to March 2006: Scientist at Virchow Biotech Private Limited, Hyderabad, India
5. January 2000 to May 2002: Research assistant at Blue Peter Research centre, Lepra India, Hyderabad, India.
Publication:
1. Akap1 genetic deletion increases the severity of hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury in mice. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 2018, 314 (5): L860-L870.
2. Curcumin Nanotechnologies and Its Anticancer Activity. Nutrition Cancer 2017 69, 381-393.
3. The Role of Club Cell Phenoconversion and Migration in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Aging (Albany NY), 2016, 29;8(11):3091-3109
4. Cytotoxic effects of Aeromonas hydrophila culture supernatant on peripheral blood leukocytes of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): Possible presence of a secreted cytotoxic lectin. Fish and Shellfish Immunology (2016) 58:604-611.
5. Protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) gene polymorphism in pulmonary tuberculosis in the Indian population. International Journal of Mycobacteriology (2016). ;5(3):346-350.
6. Irisin/FNDC5--An updated review. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2016; 20 (4): 689-697.
7. Chenodeoxycholic acid attenuates ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in murine model of asthma by inhibiting the TH2 cytokines. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 2015; 463, 600-605.
8. Role of farnesoid X receptor in inflammation and resolution. Inflammation research 2015; 64, 9-20.
9. Increased yield of high purity recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide by acid hydrolysis of short fusion partner in Escherichia coli. Protein expression and purification, 2015, 111, 61-67.
10. The role of nitrated fatty acids and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma in modulating inflammation. International immunopharmacology, 2014, 23, 283-287.
11. Gene fragment polymerization for increased yield of recombinant HIV fusion inhibitor enfuvirtide. Biotechnology letters, 2014, 36, 1761-1769.
12. Recombinant approach for the production of HIV fusion inhibitor Enfuvirtide using Escherichia coli. Protein expression and purification 95, 136-142.
13. Challenges of curcumin bioavailability: novel aerosol remedies. Natural product communications, 2013, 8, 121-124.
14. The need for physiologically relevant peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) ligands. Endocrine, metabolic & immune disorders drug targets, 2013, 13, 175-183.
15. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma activation inhibits tumor metastasis by antagonizing Smad3-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Mol Cancer Ther, 2010, 9, 3221-3232.
16. Curcumin inhibits fibrosis-related effects in IPF fibroblasts and in mice following bleomycin-induced lung injury. American journal of physiology Lung cellular and molecular physiology, 2010 298, L616-625.
17. Leukotriene B4 is a physiologically relevant endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha agonist. J Biol Chem, 2010, 285, 22067-22074.
18. Sepsis-induced inhibition of neutrophil chemotaxis is mediated by activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-{gamma}. Blood, 2008, 112, 4250-4258.
19. Pioglitazone is as effective as dexamethasone in a cockroach allergen-induced murine model of asthma. Respiratory research, 2007, 8, 90.
Book Chapters:
1. Development of New Probiotic Foods—A Case Study on Probiotic Juices. In Therapeutic, Probiotic and Unconventional Foods. Editor: Alex Grumezescu Academic Press 2018, ISBN: 978-0128146255
2. Clinical trials of curcumin, camptothecin, astaxanthin, and biochanin. In Natural Products in Clinical Trials. (Eds): Atta-ur-Rehman, Shazia Anjum and Hesham Al-Seedi. Bentham Science Publishers 2018, ISBN: 978-1-68108-214-1
Nanostructures for Curcumin Delivery: Possibilities and Challenges in Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems. Editor: Alex Grumezescu 2017, Elsevier (ISBN-9780323527279) Pp: 393-418.
3. Women in Science and technology: an Indian Perspective; in Women in india through ages: a glance Edited by N.Sivaparvathi 2016, ISBN#978-93-5171-082-0 pp: 182-189.
4. Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of Lung Cancer: Role of Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptors, 2015 in Cancer: Current and Future Perspectives ISBN# 978-935174-071-1 pp:103-111
Research Guidance (PhD):
Completed (1): Dr. Firdose Begum (2016)
Working (2): Ms. D. Madhavai, Mr. R.N.Vydyanath
List of ongoing project:
1. Nitrated-Fatty Acids as Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory Therapy for Acute Lung Injury". 2018-2021; The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB).
List of project completed:
1. Role of Nitrated fatty acids in immunosupression (2012-2015); The Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB): FAST TRACK Young Scientist, (completed).
2. Role of Nuclear Receptors on airway inflammation and remodeling (2011-2014), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), (completed).
3. Identification novel endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated gamma (PPARγ) ligands in adipogenesis (2011-2014). CSIR, (completed)
4. Study the mechanisms of Lung fibrosis (2010- 2012). Virchow Biotech Private Limited, Hyderabad, (completed).