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Curriculum Vitae

Career path

August 2017 onwards

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Neuroscience, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071

Aug, 2011 - July 2017

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Neuroscience, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071

Oct, 2010 – July, 2011

Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Rochester Medical Center,               Rochester, NY 14642

Aug, 2005 – Sept., 2010

Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New                   Jersey, Newark, NJ 07103

Jan, 2004 – Aug, 2005                                         

Group Leader – New Drug Discovery, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon, India

Oct, 2002 – Dec, 2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Punjab, India

Oct, 2001 – Sept 2002

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA

Aug, 1997 – Aug 1998

Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, SVPM College of Pharmacy, Baramati, University of Pune, India 

Aug, 1996 – July 1998

         Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Biotechnology, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India

EDUCATION

PhD                                                                            2001

    Austrian Academic Exchange Scholar (PhD) at Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Karl-Franzens University of Graz,      Austria

    Thesis: Analysis of the role of TRP channel proteins in the regulation of cellular Ca2+ signaling

 

Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics – New Drug Delivery Systems)    1996

    Department of Pharmaceutics, Banaras Hindu University Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India

    Thesis: Preparation and evaluation of sustained release solid dispersions of diclofenac

 

Bachelor of Pharmacy                                              1994

    Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

    Thesis: Toxicological aspects of clinical pharmacy: Analysis and assay of chemicals and drugs in biological fluids

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

    Research Associateship at New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ supported by Department of Defense to investigate the          development of botulinum neurotoxin A therapeutics

    NINDS Scholarship for attending a conference of Keystone Symposium on The Transient Receptor Potential Ion                        Superfamily held in Breckenridge, Colorado, Sept. 18-23, 2007.

    FASEB travel award for FASEB conference held at Snowmass, Colorado, June 2007

    Received Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India research grant in 2004

    Received Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India research grant in 2004

    Postdoctoral fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Austrian Academic Exchange Scholarship for Ph.D research study in Austria

    Senior Research Fellowship from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India during 1996-1997

    Junior Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission, India during M. Pharm study

    Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Associations’ G.P. Nair Award for securing University I rank in B. Pharm

    Received Brihad Bharathiya Samaj, Gujarath, Merit Scholarship during years I, II, III and IV of B. Pharm study


PUBLICATION

  1. Thyagarajan, B. and Foster, MT. Beiging of white adipose tissue as a therapeutic strategy for weight loss in humans. Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig 2017 April (Accepted).
  2. Baskaran, P and B ThyagarajanMeasurement of Basal and Forskolin-Stimulated Lipolysis in Inguinal Adipose Fat Pads. Jove April 2017 (In Press).
  3. Baskaran, M, P Baskaran, A Navamoney and B Thyagarajan. Preparation and Evaluation of PLGA-Coated Capsaicin Magnetic Nanoparticles. Pharm Res. March 07 2017
  4. Baskaran, P, V Krishnan, K Fettel, G Pang, Z Zhu, J Ren and B Thyagarajan. TRPV1 activation counters diet-induced obesity through sirtuin-1 activation and PRDM-16 deacetylation in brown adipose tissue. Int. J. Obes. Feb. 2017 p 1-11. 
  5. Baskaran, P, V Krishnan, J Ren and B Thyagarajan. Capsaicin induces browning of white adipose tissue and counters obesity by activating TRPV1 channel-dependent mechanisms. Brit. J.Pharmacol. May 2016 DOI: 10.1111/bph.13514
  6. Baskaran, P, VKrishnan and B Thyagarajan.  Implications of Obesity on Neuromuscular Functions - The known and unknown. BAOJ Obe Weigt Manage 2015, 1:1 1:003
  7. Asuthkar S, Demirkhanyan L, Sun X, Elustondo P, KrishnanV, Baskaran P, Velpula KK, Thyagarajan B, Pavlov E, ZakharianE. The TRPM8 Protein is a Testosterone Receptor. Part II: Functional Evidence for an Ionotropic Effect of Testosterone on TRPM8.J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 5. pii: jbc.M114.610873.
  8. Asuthkar S, Elustondo PA, Demirkhanyan L, SunX, Baskaran P, Velpula KK, Thyagarajan B, Pavlov E, ZakharianE. The TRPM8 Protein is a Testosterone Receptor. Part I: Biochemical Evidence for Direct TRPM8-Testosterone Interactions. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 5. pii: jbc.M114.610824.
  9. Thyagarajan, B, JG Potian, P Baskaran andJJ McArdle. Capsaicin modulates acetylcholine release at myoneuroal junction. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2014Dec 5;744:211-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2014.09.044. Epub 2014 Oct 23.
  10. Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran ThyagarajanAcute and chronic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A in mammalian neuromuscular junction.  Muscle and Nerve. 2013 Nov 12. PMID: 24162247
  11. B Thyagarajan and SS Deshpande. Cotrimoxazole and Neonatal Kernicterus: A Review. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2013 Oct 7. PMID: 24099411
  12. Baskaran, P, TE Lehmann, E Topchiy, NThirunavukkarasu, S Deshpande, BR Singh and B Thyagarajan. Effects of EnzymaticallyInactive Recombinant Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A at the Mouse NeuromuscularJunctions. Toxicon 2013 Jun 25. pii: S0041-0101(13) 00228-6. PMID:23810945
  13. Garcia CC, JG Potian, K Högnason, B Thyagarajan, L. G. Sultatos, VH Routh, and JJ McArdleAcetylcholinesterasdownregulation contributes to neuromuscular junctiodysfunction iexperimental type I diabetic neuropathy. Am. J. Physiol. 2012. PMID: 22739110. PMID: 21051321
  14. Allman E, B Thyagarajan B and KW Nehrke. The Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor in C. elegans. WIREs Membrane Transport and Signaling. 2012
  15. Ho, M, LHChang, M Pires-Alves, B Thyagarajan, JE Bloom, Z Gu, KK Aberle, SATeymorian, Y Bannai, JJ McArdle and BA Wilson. RecombinantBotulinum Neurotoxin A Heavy Chain-based Delivery Vehicles for Neuronal CellTargeting. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2011 Mar;24(3):247-53. PMID:21051321
  16. Potian JG, Vishwendra Patel, JJ McArdle and B Thyagarajan. The inveterate botulinum neurotoxin A ushers in exoendocytic crypts. The Botulinum J. 2010. 1(4). 418-430.
  17. Potian, JG, B Thyagarajan, K Hognason, F Lebeda, JJ Schmidt and JJ McArdle. Investigation of “CRATKML” derived peptides against botulinum neurotoxin A poisoning in vivo and in vitro. The Botulinum J. 2010. 1(4). 407-41
  18. Thyagarajan,B, JG Potian, CC Garcia, KHögnason, K Čapková, ST Moe, AR Jacobson, KD Janda& JJ McArdle. Effects ofhydroxamate metalloendoprotease inhibitors on botulinum neurotoxin A poisonedmouse neuromuscular junctions.  Neuropharmacology. 2010. March 10. PMID:20211192
  19. Thyagarajan, B, N Krivitskaya, K Högnason, JGPotian, CC Garcia and JJ McArdle. Capsaicin protects functions of mouseneuromuscular junctions from the paralytic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A.J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 2009; Nov; 331(2):361-71. PMID: 19654265.
  20. Patel, RJ, PD Patel, MM Patel, NJ Patel and B Thyagarajan. Mechanisms of potentiation of Angiotensin II-induced contractile response of isolated rat aorta by hydrogen peroxide and tert-butyryl hydroperoxide. Ind. J. Pharmacol. 2009; 41(3): 140-143. PMID: 20442823
  21. Zakharian, E, B Thyagarajan, RJ French, E Pavlov and T Rohacs. Inorganic polyphosphate modulates TRPM8 channels. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5404
  22. Thyagarajan, B, B Benn, S Christakos and T Rohacs. Phospholipase C mediated regulation of TRPV6 channels: implications in active intestinal Ca2+ transport. Mol Pharmacol. 2009. 75(3):608-16. PMID: 18528787.
  23. Rohacs, T, B Thyagarajan and V Lukacs. Phospholipase C mediated modulation of TRPV1 channels. Mol Neurobiol. 2008 Apr-Jun;37(2-3):153-63. PMID: 19073818
  24. Hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate mediates calcium-induced inactivation of TRPV6 channels. Thyagarajan, B, V Lukacs and T Rohacs. J. Biol Chem. 2008. 283(22):14980-7
  25. Lukacs, V, Thyagarajan, B, A Balla, T  Balla and T Rohacs. TRPV1 – Regulation b phosphoinositides. The Journal of Neuroscience, June 27, 2007 26 (26): 7070-7080 (First two authors contributed equally). PMID: 17596456
  26. Varnai, P, B Thyagarajan, T Rohacs and T Balla. Rapidly inducible changes in phosphatidyl inositol 4,5-bisphosphate levels to study multiple regulatory functions of the lipid in intact living cells. J Cell Biol. 2006 Nov 6;175(3):377-82. PMID: 17088424.
  27. Meru, AV, S Mittra, B Thyagarajan and A Chugh. Intermittent claudication: An overview. Atherosclerosis 2006 Aug;187(2):221-37. PMID:16386260
  28. Baskaran, T, R Malli, K Schmidt, WF Graier and K Groschner. Nitric oxide inhibits capacitative Ca2+ entry by suppression of mitochondrial Ca2+ handling. Br. J. Pharmacol. 2002.137(6):821-30. PMID:12411413
  29. Thyagarajan, B, M Poteser, C Romanin, H Kahr, MX Zhu and K Groschner. Expression of Trp3 determines sensitivity of capacitative Ca2+ entry to nitric oxide and mitochondrial Ca2+ handling. J. Biol. Chem. 2001. 276 (51). 48149-48158. PMID: 11600493
  30. Lintshinger, B, MB Geldsetzer, T Baskaran, WF Graier, C Romanin, MX Zhu and K Groschner. Coassembly of Trp 1 and Trp 3 proteins generates diacylglycerol- and Ca2+-sensitive cation channels. J. Biol. Chem. 2000 Sep 8; 275 (36). 27799-27805. PMID 18002720
  31. Dhanaraju, MD, KS Kumaran, T Baskaran and MS Moorthy. Enhancement of bioavailability of griseofulvin by its complexation with beta-Cyclodextrin. Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm. 1998.  24(6). 583-587


PRESENTATIONS (Refereed National and International Abstracts):

                 1.     (Data based; Community College Students and University of WY undergraduate                                students joint presentation) TRPV1 activation counters vascular dysfunctions by increasing                      PPARs, SiRT- 1, PGC-1a and UCP-1 expression in thoracic aorta. Schilling, K, L Markert, K                       Nazminia, J Bennis, S McAllister, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. Undergraduate Research                      Day, April 29, 2017.

2.     (Data based; Graduate student presentation) Exercise and Dietary Capsaicin – Two Prong Approach to Combat Obesity. Krishnan, V, A Hoover, Y Limon, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Annual Research Day April 14, 2017.

3.     (Data based; Graduate student presentation) TRPV1 activation induces mitophagy to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in highfat diet-induced obese mice. Chakraborty, S, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Annual Research Day April 14, 2017.

4.     (Data based; undergraduate student presentation). Oral Sub-chronic Safety Studies of Capsaicin. Markert, L, L Zimmerman, J Bennis, J Frantz, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Annual Research Day April 14, 2017.

5.     (Data based; Graduate student presentation) TRPV1 Protein Expression in Adipose Tissues Determines Metabolic Activity and Energy Expenditure. Krishnan, V, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Annual Research Day April 14, 2017.

6.     (Data based) Thyagarajan, B and P Baskaran. TRPV1 expression in adipose tissues determines metabolic activity and energy expenditure to counter diet-induced obesity. 61st Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA; Feb 11 – 15, 2017.

7.     (Data based) Baskaran, P, ZJ Zhang, B Thyagarajan. TRPV1 activation stimulates brown adipose tissue activation and enhances mitochondrial biogenesis to counter diet-induced obesity. 61st Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA; Feb 11 – 15, 2017

8.     (Data based) Krishnan, V, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. Analysis of role of TRPV1 exercise, energy intake and obesity. 61st Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA; Feb 11 – 15, 2017

9.     (Data based) Thyagarajan, B, V Krishnan, J Ren and P Baskaran. TRPV1 activation triggers browning of white adipose tissue and counters obesity. Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, 24th Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal, July 12-17, 2016.

10.  (Data based) Thyagarajan B, Cook R and Baskaran P. MetabolcinTM increases lipolytic pathways to counter high fat induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. ATVB Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, May 5-7, 2016.

11.  (Data based; Pharm D student author) Lai, B, Lai, MB and Thyagarajan B. Analyses of mechanisms of aspirin resistance by bioinformatics approach. 60th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Los Angeles, CA; Feb 27 – March 02, 2016.

12.  (Data based) Thyagarajan B, Krishnan V, Ren J and Baskaran P. Capsaicin activates TRPV1-CaMKII-AMPK-SiRT-1-dependent mechanism to trigger browning of white adipocytes to antagonize diet-induced obesity. American Heart Association Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2015.

13.  (Data based; Pharm D student author) Lai B, Lai MB and Thyagarajan B. Aspirin-mediated acetylation and protein glycation as a novel hypothesis on the mechanism of action of aspirin resistance. Wyoming INBRE Research Network Retreat, Sept. 10-12, 2015, Grand Teton National Park, WY.

14.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Cisneros S, Cook R, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. TRPV1emerges as a novel target to prevent hepatic steatosis. Wyoming INBRE Research Network Retreat, Sept. 10-12, 2015, Grand Teton National Park, WY.

15.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Krishnan V, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Exercise prevents diet-induced obesity via mechanisms regulated by transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 protein. Wyoming INBRE Research Network Retreat, Sept. 10-12, 2015, Grand Teton National Park, WY.

16.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Favela F, Watkins J, Schiiling K, Williams A, Graham R, Hepp A, Tighe R, Horyza E, McAllister S, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Investigating the role of SiRT-1 in hepatocyte lipoautophagy. Wyoming INBRE Research Network Retreat, Sept. 10-12, 2015, Grand Teton National Park, WY.

17.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Favela F, Schiiling K, Williams A, Graham R, Tighe R, Watkins J, Hepp A, McAllister S, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Analysis of effect of TRPV1 activation on triglyceride and cholesterol levels in an obese mouse model. UWYO Undergraduate Research Day. April 30, 2016.

18.  (Data based) Analysis of Mechanisms by which Marine Toxin Modulates TRPV1. Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group. Anschutz Medical Campus, UCD, May 15, 2015 (Third best poster award)

19.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Investigating the role of SiRT-1 in hepatocyte lipoautophagy. Rebecca Iacovette, Philip Gard, Rachel Graham, Joy Watkins, Jana Favela, Rachel Tighe, Erik Horyza, Kaylan Schilling, Anna Hepp, Steven McAllister and Baskaran Thyagarajan. UWyo Undergraduate Research Day, May 02, 2015.

20.  (Data based; Pharm D student author) TRPV1 Activation Suppresses High Fat Diet-Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Justine Frantz, Yair Limon, Sara Cisneros, Padmamalini Baskaran, Steven McAllister and Baskaran Thyagarajan. UWyo Undergraduate Research Day, May 02, 2015.

21.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Haploinsufficiency of Synajtpjanin-1 Exacerbates Metabolic Syndrome. Wyatt Fabrizio, Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. UWyo Undergraduate Research Day, May 02, 2015.

22.  (Data based; High School student author) Preparation and evaluation of capsaicin magnetic nanoparticles for target site specific pain therapy. Mrudhula Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. 59th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD Feb 07-12, 2015.

23.  (Data based) The BRITE side of TRPV1: Novel Role in Browning of white Adipocytes. Padmamalini Baskaran, Vivek Krishnan, Kevin Fettel and Baskaran Thyagarajan. 59th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD Feb 07-12, 2015.

24.  (Data based) TRPV1 activation modulates acetylcholine release at the myoneural junctions. Baskaran Thyagarajan, Joseph Potian, Joseph McArdle, Padmamalini Baskaran. 59th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD Feb 07-12, 2015.

25.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Dietary capsaicin and exercise: Analysis of a two-pronged approach to counteract obesity. Vivek Krishnan and Baskaran Thyagarajan. 59th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD Feb 07-12, 2015.

26.  (Data based) Capsaicin Antagonizes Botulinum Neurotoxin A at the Motor Nerve Terminals. Baskaran Thyagarajan, Charlotte A Nutt and Padmamalini Baskaran. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 26-30 2014, Grapevine, TX.

27.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Drug interactions Meloxicam and Cholestyramine. Aitor Andikoetxea, Linzi Barton, Jordan Calmes, Heather Dickson, Holly Green, Timothy Hunzie, Jessica Martin, Choong Sung Park and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

28.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Drug interactions Phenytoin and Oral contraceptive(s). Kaylyn Bahnson, Austin Baker, Samantha Holmes, Michael Mullin, Lindsey Snyder, Jennifer Voltmer, Abagail Ward and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

29.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Food Theophylline and Caffeine interaction. Taylor Gardner, Lynlee Gerk, Julia Min, Lauren Pulley, Alec Richard, Taler Steir, Gail Whitecotton and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

30.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Food Griseofulvin and Fatty/greasy food. Becky Boschee, Jaime Cantu, Kailey McGrail, Christy Mortimer, Kendra Siebigteroth, Brandon Tritle, Chelsea White and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

31.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Disease interactions Metformin and Renal disease. Luke Aust, Nicolas Cadman, Lyndie Gore, Adrianna Hotchkiss, Marissa McIntyre, Paige Nelson, Jessica Papke, Katrina Roberts and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

32.  (Teaching based; Pharm D students authors) Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Disease interactions Ca2+ channel blockers and Congestive heart failure. Sean Baker, Keith Bennett, Ross Davidson, Wenyang Donehue, Amber Hull, Jennifer McCarthy, Erica Turechek and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

33.  (Data based) Dietary Capsaicin Triggers Browning of White Adipocytes: A novel mechanism to antagonize obesity. Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

34.  (Data based) Capsaicin combats obesity by increasing energy homeostasis and locomotor activity. Padmamalini Baskaran, Jun Ren and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

35.   (Data based; Graduate student author) Analysis of Role of TRPV1 in Kainic Acid Mediated Toxicities: Evidence For a Novel Therapeutic Intervention Against Epilepsy. Bayasgalan Thyagarajan, Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

36.   (Data based; Graduate student author) TRPV1 transcriptionally regulates adipogenesis and obesity. Vivek Krishnan, Padmamalini Baskaran, Kevin Fettel and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences Research day April 11, 2014.

37.  (Data based) Evidence for the role of CaMKinase II and Synapsin I in the restoration of neurotransmission in botulinum neurotoxin A intoxicated nerve terminals. Baskaran Thyagarajan and Padmamalini Baskaran. Biophysical Society 58th Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA February 2014.

38.  (Data based) New Heat for the Cold Receptor: the TRPM8 channel is an Ionotropic Testosterone Receptor. Swapna Asuthkar, Lusine Demirkhanyan, Xiaohui Sun, Pia Elustondo, Kiran Velpula, Baskaran Thyagarajan, Evgeny Pavlov, Eleonora Zakharian. Biophysical Society 58th Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA February 2014.

39.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Kainic acid activates TRPV1 via PLC-dependent mechanisms. Bayasgalan Surenkhuu, Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. Biophysical Society 58th Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA February 2014.

40.  (Data based; Graduate student author) TRPV1 is a novel target for Ca2+-mediated toxicities of kainic acid. Surenkhuu B, P Baskaran and B Thyagarajan. Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Dec. 04, 2013, Fort Collins, CO.

41.  (Data based) Cholesterol depletion differentially regulates heat and cold activated TRP channels. Baskaran Thyagarajan, BayasgalanSurenkhuu and Padmamalini Baskaran. Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Aurora CO, May 16, 2013.

42.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Cholesterol rich lipid microdomains modulate the activation of TRP channel proteins. Bayasgalan Surenkhuu, Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences, 19th Annual Research Day, April 12, 2013.

43.  (Data based) Toxicity profiles of deactivated recombinant botulinum neurotoxin at the mammalian neuromuscular junction. Baskaran Thyagarajan, Teresa Lehmann, Elena Topchiy, Nagarajan Thirunavukkarasu, Sharad Deshpande, Shuowei Cai, Bal Ram Singh and Padmamalini Baskaran. College of Health Sciences, 19th Annual Research Day, April 12, 2013.

44.  (Data based) Capsaicin – A novel therapeutic drug to counteract obesity. Padmamalini Baskaran, Kormakur Hognason, Jun Ren and Baskaran Thyagarajan. College of Health Sciences, 19th Annual Research Day, April 12, 2013.

45.  (Data based; Undergraduate student author) Botulinum neurotoxin A inhibits pain via TRPV1-Protein kinase C dependent mechanisms. Kenneth Brenneman, Padmamalini Baskaran and Baskaran Thyagarajan Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting, Philadephia, PA Feb 2013.

46.  (Data based) Cholesterol depletion differentially regulates heat and cold activated TRP channels. Baskaran Thyagarajan, Bayasgalan Surenkhuu and Padmamalini Baskaran. Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA Feb 2013.

47.  (Data based) Effects of enzymatically inactive recombinant botulinum neurotoxin type A at the mouse neuromuscular junctions. Padmamalini Baskaran, Teresa Lehmann, Elena Topchiy, Nagarajan Thirunavukkarasu, Sharad Deshpande, Shuowei Cai, Bal Ram Singh and Baskaran Thyagarajan. Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Nov. 28, 2012, Fort Collins, CO.

48.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Cholesterol depletion activates TRPV1.Bayasgalan Surenkhuu, Padmamalini Baskaran, Suzanne Clark, Bruce Culver and Baskaran Thyagarajan. Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Nov. 28, 2012, Fort Collins, CO.

49.  (Data based) Lipid microdomains regulate neuronal endocytic mechanisms during development. Padmamalini Baskaran, Xianshi Tang, Joseph Potian, Joseph McArdle and Baskaran Thyagarajan. Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Nov. 28, 2012, Fort Collins, CO.

50.  (Data based) Phosphoinositide regulation of TRPV1. Lukacs, V, B Thyagarajan and T Rohacs. Biophysical Society 56th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Feb 2012.

51.  (Data based) Botulinum neurotoxin A inhibits acetylcholine exocytosis independent of SNAP-25 cleavage. Baskaran P, JG Potian, JJ McArdle and B Thyagarajan. 7th International Conference on Basic and Therapeutic Aspects of Botulinum and Tetanus Toxins (TOXINS 2011), Santa Fe, NM, October 2011

52.  (Data based) Analysis of molecular mechanisms that integrate sensory perception of nutrient with rhythmic motor output. Thyagarajan B and KW Nehrke, 18th International C. elegans Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. June 2011.

53.  (Data based) Complex regulation of TRPV1 by phosphoinositides. Lukacs, V, B Thyagarajan and T Rohacs. Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD March 2011

54.  (Data based) Cholesterol depletion sensitizes and enhances the uptake and inhibitory actions of botulinum neurotoxin A during development. Thyagarajan, B, JG Potian, V Patel and JJ McArdle. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2010, Nov 13-17

55.  (Data based) Characterization of an experimental model of myasthenia gravis with musk antibodies. Patel, V, JG Potian, B Thyagarajan, J Michaels and JJ McArdle. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2010.

56.  (Data based) Differential sensitivity of fast and slow twitch muscles to botulinum neurotoxin A. Potian, JG, B Thyagarajan and JJ McArdle. 17th Biennial Medical Defense Bioscience Review Hunt Valley, MD May 2010

57.  (Data based) 2,3-butanedione monoxime enhances acetylcholine release from botulinum neurotoxin A poisoned motor nerve terminals. Patel, V, JG Potian, B Thyagarajan and JJ McArdle. 17th Biennial Medical Defense Bioscience Review Hunt Valley, MD May 2010

58.  (Data based) Capsaicin interacts with clathrin coated pit dependent mechanisms to protect motor nerve terminals against botulinum neurotoxin A. Thyagarajan, B, JG Potian and JJ McArdle. Experimental Biology 2010, Annaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. April 2010.

59.  (Data based) Complex regulation of TRPV1 by phosphoinositides. Lukacs, V, B. Thyagarajan and T Rohacs. 54th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA, Feb 2009

60.  (Data based) TRPV1 modulates acetylcholine release from motor nerve terminals. Thyagarajan B, JG Potian, V Patel, CC Garcia and JJ McArdle. 54th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA, Feb 2009.

61.  (Data based) Sensitivity to botulinum neurotoxin A differs for fast and slow twitch muscles. Potian J.G., B Thyagarajan, CC Garcia, K Hognason and JJ McArdle. 46th Interagency Botulism Research Coordinating Committee, October 2009; Alexandria, VA

62.  (Data based) Dysfunction of the peripheral neuromuscular system during experimental diabetic neuropathy. Garcia, CC, JG Potian, B Thyagarajan, N Krivitskaya, VH Routh and JJ McArdle. Abstract at American Diabetes Association, June 2009; New Orleans, LO.

63.  (Data based) Capsaicin protects mouse neuromuscular junctions from the paralytic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A. Thyagarajan, B, N Krivitskaya, K Hognason, JG Potian and JJ McArdle. Biophysical Journal, Volume 96, Issue 3, Supplement 1, February 2009, Page 268a

64.  (Data based) The role of phospholipase C in the Ca2+-induced inactivation of TRPV6.
Thyagarajan, B, V Lukacs, B Benn, S Christakos and T Rohacs Biophysical Journal, Volume 96, Issue 3, Supplement 1, February 2009, Page 265a

65.  (Data based) Enhancement of neurotransmitter release from botulinum neurotoxin a (BoNT/A) poisoned motor nerve terminals by 2,3-butanedione monoxime (BDM). Högnason, K, B Thyagarajan, JG Potian and JJ McArdle. 16th Biennial Medical Chemical Defense Bioscience Review , Hunt Valley, MD, June 2008

66.  (Data based) CRATKML peptide derivatives - novel therapeutic tools to treat botulinum neurotoxin A poisoning. Högnason, K, B Thyagarajan, JG Potian, F Lebeda, JJ Schmidt and JJ McArdle. 16th Biennial Medical Chemical Defense Bioscience Review,  Hunt Valley, MD, June 2008

67.  (Data based) Small molecule zn metallo-endoprotease inhibitors restore neurally-evoked acetylcholine release and mechanical activity to botulinum neurotoxin A  poisoned muscle. McArdle, JJ, B Thyagarajan, CC Garcia, N Krivitskaya, K. Högnason, A R Jacobson, S T Moe, K Capkova and KD Janda. 16th Biennial Medical Chemical Defense Bioscience Review, Hunt Valley, MD, June 2008

68.  (Data based) Cholesterol depletion enhances botulinum neurotoxin A potency at developing mouse neuromuscular junctions. Potian, JG, B Thyagarajan, N Krivitskaya, K Hognason and JJ McArdle. 16th Biennial Medical Chemical Defense Bioscience Review, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, June 2008

69.  (Data based) Capsaicin protects the mouse neuromuscular junction against the paralytic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A. Thyagarajan, B, N Krivitskaya, JG Potian, K Hognason, N Souayah and JJ McArdle. 16th Biennial Medical Chemical Defense Bioscience Review 2008 held at Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 from 01 to 06 of June 2008.

70.  (Data based) The activity of a mutant δ2 ionotropic glutamate receptor is modulated by phosphatidylinositol 4,5- bisphospate (PIP2). Petrou, V. I, B Thyagarajan, T Rohacs, F Selimi, N Heintz and DE Logothetis. Joint meeting of the Biophysical Society 52nd Annual meeting and 16th International Biophysics Congress February 2-6, 2008, Long beach, California

71.  (Data based) Transient receptor potential channel TRPM8 is associated with polyphosphate and polyhydroxybutyrate. Zakharian, E, B Thyagarajan, E Pavlov, RJ French and T Rohacs. Joint meeting of the Biophysical Society 52nd Annual meeting and 16th International Biophysics Congress February 2-6, 2008, Long beach, California

72.  (Data based) Hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate mediates calcium-induced inactivation of TRPV6. Thyagarajan,B, V Lukacs and T Rohacs. Joint meeting of the Biophysical Society 52nd Annual meeting and 16th International Biophysics Congress February 2-6, 2008, Long beach, California

73.  (Data based) Rapid pip2 depletion inhibits menthol-induced currents through both wild type and mutant TRPM8 channels in Xenopus oocyte expression system. Louise Gil Mast, S, B Thyagarajan, V Lukacs and T Rohacs. FASEB Summer Research Conferences: ION CHANNEL REGULATION June 9 – 14, 2007, Snowmass Colorado

74.  (Data based) Regulation of TRPV1 by phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. Lukacs, V, B Thyagarajan, A Balla, P Varnai, T Balla and T Rohacs. FASEB Summer Research Conferences: ION CHANNEL REGULATION June 9 – 14, 2007, Snowmass Colorado

75.  (Data based) Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate activates TRPV6 channels: a novel mechanism for Ca2+-induced inhibition of TRPV6 currents. Thyagarajan, B*, V Lukacs and T Rohacs. Keystone Symposia on The Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channel Superfamily September 18 - 23, 2007, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado. *NINDS Scholar.

76.  (Data based) Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate activates TRPV6 channels: a novel mechanism for Ca2+-induced inhibition of TRPV6 currents. Thyagarajan, B, V Lukacs and T Rohacs. FASEB Summer Research Conferences: Ion Channel Regulation June 9 – 14, 2007, Snowmass Colorado

77.  (Data based) Dual regulation of TRPV1 by phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. Lukacs,V, B Thyagarajan, A Balla, P Varnai, T Balla and T Rohacs. Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2007: 290a (First two authors contributed equally)

78.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Augmentation of hydrogen peroxide responses in thoracic aorta of streptozotocin induced diabetic rats: role of tyrosine kinases. Patel, RJ and B Thyagarajan. Second Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance Syndrome” held at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. November 18-20, 2004

79.  (Data based; Graduate student author) Mechanisms underlying modulation of contractile responses to angiotensin II by reactive oxygen species in rat thoracic aorta. Patel, RJ and B Thyagarajan. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Pharmacology, New Delhi, India in January 2004

80.  (Data based) Enhanced H2O2 responses in thoracic aorta of hyperglycemic rats: evidence of tyrosine kinases as drug targets. Patel, RJ, and B Thyagarajan. Indian Pharmacological Society Conference held at New Delhi, India. December 2003

81.  (Data based) Ca2+ channel function of TRP3 requires targeting to cholesterol-rich membrane domains. Balzer-Geldsetzer, M, B Thyagarajan, I Wakabayashi and K Groschner. Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2002: 623d.

82.  (Data based) The c-terminal domain of TRP is an essential determinant of PLC-dependent regulation and subcellular localization. Groschner, K, B Thyagarajan and M Balzer-Geldsetzer. Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2002:21d

83.  (Data based) Analysis of the role of subcellular localization of TRP proteins for Ca2+ signaling in HEK293 cells. Balzer-Geldsetzer, M, EM Rath, T  Baskaran and K Groschner. Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2001: 205a

84.  (Data based) Differential modulation of capacitative and TRP3-mediated ca2+ entry into HEK293 cells by nitric oxide donors. Thyagarajan, B, C Romanin, MX Zhu and K Groschner. Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts) 2001: 202e

85.  (Data based) Expression of Trp3 modulates the capacitative calcium entry into HEK293 cells. Baskaran T, M Balzer-Geldsetzer and K Groschner. Naunyn-Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology Volume: 363 Issue:Pages: R69-R69 2000. 

86.  (Data based) ACE inhibitors – Market survey and performance. Padmamalini, B, Mittal S. and B Thyagarajan. Joint congress of Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association and Indian Pharmaceutical Association (1998) - Best poster award.

PATENTS

                   1.     Thyagarajan, B and Baskaran, P. Nanoparticle delivery system for targeted anti-obesity treatment. US 2016/0228548 A1 (Second patent, a continuation of previously awarded patent is under review

                    2.     Thyagarajan, B and Baskaran, P. Nanoparticle delivery system for targeted anti-obesity treatment. US patent number 9,320,749 issued on April 26, 2016.

3.     Thyagarajan, B. TRPV1 Knock-In Method and TRPV1 Mice for Adipose Tissue Modulation. US Provisional Patent Serial Number 62/351,131 filed on 06/16/2016.

4.     Baskaran, P and Thyagarajan, B. Capsaicin upregulation of lipolytic proteins for treatment of nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease. Provisional patent application serial number 62/235,829.

5. Patent Application entitled "Methods for Attenuating the Effects of Botulinum Toxin". Baskaran Thyagarajan and Joseph J. McArdle. USPTO Application # 20100303932.

INVITED LECTURES/SEMINARS

1.     (Data based; Undergraduate student presentation) Liesl Zimmerman. Undergraduate Research Day April 29, 2017.

2.     (Data Based) Baskaran Thyagarajan. WY INBRE Annual meeting 2017. TRPV1 activation prevents high fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obesity via SiRT-1-dependent mechanisms. Laramie WY April 27-28, 2017

3.     (Data Based) Baskaran Thyagarajan. WY INBRE Annual meeting 2017. Analyses of Mechanisms by which TRP protein activation protects from vascular dysfunction in metabolic syndrome. Laramie, WY April 27-28, 2017.

4.     Hot and Spicy Treats to Counter Obesity. Rotary Club of Cheyenne, WY. April 18, 2017.

5.     TRPV1 Sparks a BRITE Fire in Fat: A Novel Strategy to Counter Obesity. Baskaran Thyagarajan. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins. April 13, 2017.

6.     (Data based; invited) Baskaran Thyagarajan and Padmamalini Baskaran. TRPV1: An Emerging Target for Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases. TCG Life Sciences, Kolkata, India. August 19, 2016

7.     (Data based; invited) Baskaran Thyagarajan and Padmamalini Baskaran. Triggering Browning of White: A New Paradigm in Anti-Obesity Therapy. Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, India. August 11, 2016

8.     (Data based; Graduate student presentation) Krishnan V, Baskaran P, Nazminia K, Limon Y and Thyagarajan B. Supplementation of dietary capsaicin with exercise to counteract diet-induced obesity. Abstract accepted for presentation at the CTR-IN III Annual Meeting, June 6-8, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

9.     (Data based; invited) Baskaran Thyagarajan. The Yin and Yang of the Crosstalk between seaweed toxin and vanilloid receptor 1. CHS Research Day, University of Wyoming. April 15, 2016, Laramie, WY

10.  (Data based; Pharm D student presentation) Fabrizio W, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Analysis of Role of Synaptojanin-1 in Diet-Induced Obesity. UWYO Undergraduate Research April 30, 2016

11.  (Data based; Undergraduate student presentation) Nazminia K, Frantz J, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Sirtuin-1 and Regucalcin Emerge as A Potential Target to Defy Redox Stress-Induced Accelerated Aging. UWYO. Undergraduate Research Day April 30, 201

12.  (Data based; Undergraduate student presentation) Markert L, Limon Y, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. MetabocinTM protects mice from high fat diet-induced hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension by activating TRPV1 protein. UWYO Undergraduate Research Day. April 30, 2016

13.  (Data based; senior scientist presentation) Baskaran P, Cisneros S, Cook R, McAllister S and Thyagarajan B. N-HMME upregulates lipolytic proteins in the liver to counter NAFLD. 60th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Los Angeles, CA, February 27-March 02, 2016

14.  (Data based; Graduate student presentation) Krishnan V, Baskaran P, Nazminia K, Limon Y and Thyagarajan B. Supplementation of dietary capsaicin with exercise to counteract diet-induced obesity. Abstract accepted for presentation at the CTR-IN III Annual Meeting, June 6-8, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

15.  (Data based) The Yin and Yang of the Crosstalk between seaweed toxin and vanilloid receptor 1. CHS Research Day, University of Wyoming. April 15, 2016, Laramie, WY.

16.  (Data based; Pharm D student presentation) Fabrizio W, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Analysis of Role of Synaptojanin-1 in Diet-Induced Obesity. UWYO Undergraduate Research April 30, 2016

17.  (Data based; Undergraduate student presentation) Nazminia K, Frantz J, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. Sirtuin-1 and Regucalcin Emerge as A Potential Target to Defy Redox Stress-Induced Accelerated Aging. UWYO. Undergraduate Research Day April 30, 2016

18.  (Data based; Undergraduate student presentation) Markert L, Limon Y, Baskaran P and Thyagarajan B. MetabocinTM protects mice from high fat diet-induced hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension by activating TRPV1 protein. UWYO Undergraduate Research Day. April 30, 2016.

19.  (Data based) Baskaran P, Cisneros S, Cook R, McAllister S and Thyagarajan B. N-HMME upregulates lipolytic proteins in the liver to counter NAFLD. 60th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Los Angeles, CA, February 27-March 02, 2016

20.  (Data based) Harnessing the potential of chili peppers to prevent fatty liver: TRPV1 activation couples to SiRT-1 to antagonize diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Mountain West Clinical Translational Research - Infrastructure Network 2nd Annual Meeting, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV, June 08-10, 2015.

21.  (Data based) Capsaicin Activates TRPV1-CaMKII-AMPK-SiRT-1-Dependent Mechanism to Trigger Browning of White Adipocytes to Antagonize Diet-Induced Obesity. Annual Meeting of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, San Francisco, CA, May 08, 2015.

22.  (Data based) Capsaicin Fuels a Fire in Fat: A Novel Approach to Counteract Obesity. American College of Sports Medicine –Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March 28, 2015.

23.  (Data based) A toxin in need is non-toxic in deed: Anti-nociceptive potential of botulinum neurotoxin A. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India, June 30, 2014

24.  (Data based) Heal, Pain and Beyond: “Hot and Spicy” TRPV1 emerges as a novel target against obesity. Mountain West Clinical Translational Research - Infrastructure Network 1st Annual Meeting, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV, June 23-25, 2014.

25.  (Data based) Topical formulations – The upcoming marvels. Peak Ed. Denver, CO, May 21, 2014.

26.  (Data based) Targeting TRP channels: A TR(i)P through heat and cold to treat pain and degenerative diseases, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, March 25, 2014.

27.  (Data based) Novel strategy to counteract obesity. Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado-Denver. January 05 2014.

28.  (Data based) Emerging strategies to counteract botulinum neurotoxin intoxication. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, June 05, 2013.

29.  (Data based) TRP channels, denegenerative diseases and beyond. INBRE Retreat Jan 26, 2013 at Fort Collins, CO

30.  (Data based) TRP Channel Protein: Truly Remarkable Proteins in Physiology and Disease. BASKILAB Data Blitz, Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Nov. 28, 2012 Fort Collins. CO

31.  (Data based) Botulinum Neuro Toxin, Tool & Therapy: “Take A Shot To Shoot A Frown”. 6th Annual Botulinum Research Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. August 16-17, 2012

32.  (Data based) Capsaicin: A novel Antidote Against Botulinum Neurotoxin A. 17th International Conference of the International Society on Toxinology and Venom Week 2012, Hawaii, July 2012.

33.  (Data based) Therapeutic effects of capsaicin against botulinum neurotoxin A intoxication. 48th Interagency Botulism Research Coordinating Committee, Santa Fe, NM, October 2011.

34.  (Data based) Multi-Drug Approach for Botulism Therapeutics, Webinar, Advinus Therapeutics Limited, TATA Group, Pune, India, February 2011.

35.  (Data based) “Endocytic pits disassembly hits BoNT/A uptake”: Novel mechanistic insight into BoNT/A prophylaxis. 4th Annual Botulinum Research Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. August 19-20, 2010.

36.  (Data based) TRPV1-Lipid Microdomains - BoNT/A: A cross-talk that modulates neuronal exoendocytosis. National Brain Research Center, Manesar, India. July 2010.

37.  (Data based) TRPV1-Borulinum Neurotoxin A Crosstalk: An Emerging Prophylactic/Therapeutic Intervention. Albany College of Pharmacy, Vermont, VT. May 2010.

38.  (Data based) Botulinum Neurotoxin A Therapeutics: Rationale for a multi-drug approach, 17th Biennial Medical Defense Bioscience review, Hunt Valley, MD, May 2010.

39.  (Data based) Cholesterol depletion sensitizes mouse neuromuscular junctions to the neuroparalytic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A, Interagency for Botulism Research Coordinating Committee 46th Annual meeting, Alexandria, VA, Oct 2009.

40.  (Data based) TRP Traps BoNT: An Emerging Crosstalk, 3rd Annual Botulinum Research Symposium, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. August 20-21, 2009.

41.  (Data based)  “Hot” chili pepper keeps neuromuscular junction “cool”: Capsaicin preserves mouse neuromuscular junction functions from the paralytic effects of botulinum neurotoxin A, 2nd Annual Botulinum Research Symposium held at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. August 21-22, 2008.

42.  (Data based) TRP-NO-mitochondria – a cross talk, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in August 2002.

43.  (Data based) TRP channels in cellular calcium signaling, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, India, in July 2002.

WORKSHOPS/TRAINING

                Work shop for graduate students in Baskilab and Central Wyoming College undergraduates on scientific writing. March 2017

                Work shop for graduate students in Baskilab and Central Wyoming College undergraduates on ELISA technique. Oct 2016.    

                Work shop for graduate students in Baskilab and Central Wyoming College undergraduates on Cell culture technique. May 2016.

                “Advanced molecular biology for electrophysiologists” – May 1999, Medical University of Graz, Austria

                Workshop on “Confocal Microscopy” – Johns Hopkins University – November 2001, MD, USA

      Workshop on “Comet assays: Applications in Toxicology and Molecular Epidemiology” – February 7-11, 2003, Indian Toxicological Research Institute, Lucknow, India

      Q T Prolongation - Action potential duration measurement training in the laboratory of Dr. András Varró, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, University of Szeged, Hungary – November 2004

                “Botulinum Toxin Assay” Workshop – August 19-21, 2008 held at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

                “Botulinum neurotoxin and deep brain stimulation” – Workshop, Toxins 2011, October 2011, Santa Fe, NM        

               “Botulinum neurotoxin for cervical dystonia” – Workshop, Toxins 2011, October 2011, Santa Fe, NM.

 REVIEWER FOR:

1. Journal of Experimental Neurology

2. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

3. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

4. Free Radical Biology and Medicine

5. Indian Journal of Dental Research

6. Frontiers in Neuroscience

7. Journal of Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics

8. PLoS ONE

9. The Botulinum Journal

10. Life Sciences

11. Marine Drugs

12. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

13. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

14. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

15. Journal of Cell reports

16. Current Drug Targets

17. Scientific Reports

18. British Journal of Pharmacology

19. FASEB Journal

20. Toxins

21. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

22. Metabolism

23. Cell Proliferation

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

            Professional member of American Physiological Society

            Member of Society for Neuroscience

            Member of Biophysical Society

            Member of Society of General Physiologists

            Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Proficiency in

            Star Gazing – Sky exploration

            Singing (Carnatic vocal and light music) and Tabla (Indian Drums)

            Palmistry

            Re-recording, soundtrack mixing and making short films

            Audiovisual aid development

            Photography and video editing