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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Lakshmi Pulakat

Professor of Medicine
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Lakshmi Pulakat

Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 617 636-9005
Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper Building
BSc, Chemistry, SNGS College, Calicut University
MSc, Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
MPhil, Molecular Biology, DST Unit of Genetic Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru University
PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Russel Grimwade School of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
Postdoctoral Training, University of California - Irvine
Research synopsis: 

Our work is focused on sex differences in signaling mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease in diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and developing new treatment paradigms. We are particularly interested in miRNA and cytokine networks that contribute to sex differences in diabetes-associated heart disease and affect inflammatory responses. We also are working to on developing an approach to deliver drugs to lower airways of lungs using a trans-tissue delivery system with a goal of mitigating chronic inflammation and cytokine storm in lungs.