Faculty Biography

Pandu Gangula, PhD

Professor
Oral Diagnostic Sciences & Research
School of Dentistry
(615) 327-6511 | Pgangula@mmc.edu

Center Affiliations

Center for Women’s Health Research, Data Science Institute, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence, Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Themes

Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, NeuroImmunotherapy, Obesity

Active Research Projects

1. Role of Nrf2 in Nitrergic mediated stomach motility in idiopathic, obesity and diabetic rodent models: SC1 (NIGMS)

2. Role of sex hormones and gastrointestinal and cardiovascular function in idiopathic, obesity and diabetic rodent models (SC1, (NIGMS))

3. Role of periodontal pathogens in gastrointestinal function in idiopathic, obesity and diabetic rodent models (submitted R01)

4. Racial disparity in colitis: Implications to colon motility- MeTRC

5. Changes in oral & gut microbiome and inflammatory cytokines in HIV patients: Effect of dental treatment (CFAR)

6.Role of periodontal pathogens in cardiovascular function in idiopathic, obesity and diabetic rodent models (developing to submit a grant)

Goals Schematic

Research - flow chart

Publications

COVID-19 and Cancer Comorbidity: Therapeutic Opportunities and Challenges.
Pathania AS, Prathipati P, Abdul BA, Chava S, Katta SS, Gupta SC, Gangula PR, Pandey MK, Durden DL, Byrareddy SN, Challagundla KB


Keywords

Sex hormones, Nitric Oxide, Nitric oxide synthases, Nrf2, Oxidative stress, Antioxidants, Inflammatory cytokines, molecular and cellular mechanisms

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