Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, USA
Dr. Sritulasi Karri was born in Bellary, Karnataka, India. She attained MSc, MPhil in Zoology with a specialization in Endocrinology from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India and PhD from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Successively, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Lubbock, TX, USA and later held faculty position at the Internal Medicine Department, TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX, USA.
Dr. Karris research interests focus on studying pathways and molecular mechanisms regulated by drugs in disease conditionsor toxicology. Dr. Karri recently identified that Alzheimers disease genes are expressed in the lungs and GI tract of AD transgenic mice and that dihydrotestosterone regulates these genes. Dr. Karris work also involves the study of methotrexate an anticancer drug and folic acid leucovorin supplementation in female rats to reveal its mechanism in non-neoplastic conditions.