Nitin L Patel
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California, Spain
Dr. Nitin L Patel was trained on Cellular and Molecular Biologist, studied how Leishmania, protozoan parasites acquire heme from host, essential for their survival, which was published in PNAS journal during early career. Based on this work, he was chosen as the only non-European scientist to have received FEBS fellowship to attend the conference on Membrane Dynamics in Endocytosis. He joined Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he continued to work in hemoglobin, whose mutation cause sickle cell disease (SCD) and carried out groundbreaking research work in identifying the pathological role of Placenta growth factor, a glycoprotein, released by erythroid cells in causing pulmonary hypertension, hypercoagulation and lung disease in SCD. His research work has received special honors such as “Paper of the Week” by JBC and “Inside Blood” in Blood. He is serving as peer-reviewer for many top international academic journals and won many awards for the presentation of my research work. He was selected as honorary member of Sigma Xi.
Understanding the role of genetic factors and the molecular mechanisms responsible for the development of elevated intraocular pressure in subjects receiving ocular steroids.