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Editor in Chief, Journal of Autoimmune and Systemic Diseases
Prof. Kota V. Ramana

Prof. Kota V. Ramana

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
The University of Texas Medical Branch,
USA
E-mail: kvramana@utmb.edu

Biography:
Dr. Ramana is a Professor at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX-USA. The chief objectives of his investigations are to examine the involvement of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress signals in inflammation and to delineate the role of aldo-keto reductases in mediating the inflammatory pathways. He uses various genetic, biochemical and cell biological approaches to analyze inflammatory responses regulated by cellular lipid metabolites leading to inflammatory complications such as diabetic cardiovascular complications, sepsis, cardiomyopathy and uveitis. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles.

Research Interests
Cellular lipid metabolites mediated signal transduction pathways, Oxidative stress signaling in inflammatory complications; Role of polyol pathway enzymes in inflammatory complications.