I received my PhD in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo (New York). My doctoral research consisted of understanding the functions and signaling mechanisms of G-protein coupled receptors in the protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila. This research led me to uncover a novel, nociceptive oxidant receptor and its endogenous, iron-containing ligand. My interest in a multi-disciplinary approach to biology has drawn me to the Majeti lab, which I joined in November 2018. I am currently involved in in vitro and in vivo testing of pharmacological compounds and their nanoparticle delivery systems.
- D. Zou#, R. Ganugula#, M. Arora#, M. B. Nabity, D. Sheikh-Hamad and M. N. V. Ravi Kumar. Oral delivery of nanoparticle urolithin A normalizes cellular stress and improves survival in mouse model of cisplatin-induced AKI. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 2019 (In Press) [#equal contributing authors]