Research Techniques

Electrophysiology: Patch clamp, Two-electrode voltage clamp (TEVC), iontophoresis, electroretinogram (ERG), muscle mechanics, electromyography (EMG) 

Confocal microscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, Calcium imaging, intra-organellar imaging, cytoskeletal staining, and FRET 

Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and thermogravimetric analysis

Mitochondrial oxygen consumption, membrane potential, and calcium transient measurements Intracellular Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species measurements with fluorescent probes and 

Autophagy/mitophagy mechanisms in obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Cell culture (primary and cell lines) and transfection techniques 

Animal models of obesity, diabetes, adjuvant-induced arthritis and the mouse model for botulinum neurotoxin poisoning, inflammation/pain (10+ years),

Metabolic activity determination - Oxymax System 

Novel Drug Delivery systems: Transdermal, Transmucosal delivery systems, sustained release and controlled release formulations (oral and external dosage forms), polymer coated target drug delivery, solid dispersions, solvent evaporation techniques 

Magnetic Controlled Targeted Drug Delivery: Magnetic nanospheres, nanoparticles, nanosuspensions, sustained/controlled formulations for external use, and neuronal drug delivery via cargo proteins, Nanotechnology - Magnetic nanoparticles for target site-specific drug delivery, Drug diffusion, disintegration, and dissolution studies, accelerated stability analysis of drug formulations

Behavioral Pharmacology: Rotarod, Morris water maze, pole climbing, plethysmography, von Frey, Thermal plantar, sniffing assay, Hargreaves thermal sensitivity,  Randall Selitto Analgesiometry, thermal preference, mating behavior 

C elegans: Optogenetics, intracellular calcium and pH measurements in unrestrained worms, Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptor function 

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, Photoshop, Microcal Origin, Sigmaplot, Graphpad Prism, DNA star, Bioinformatics tools