Research/Areas of Interest: 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.


  • PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University Melbourne/Australia, Australia, 1989
  • MPhil, Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • MSc, Life Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 1981
  • BSc, Chemistry, Calicut University, India