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Professor Gyanendra Tripathi graduated with MSc in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India (1993) and completed his PhD on, Regulation of genes involved in the synthesis of biodegradable biolpolymer, polyhydroxy butyrate, in 1998 from National Chemical Laboratory, India on a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship. In 1999 he moved to University of Aberdeen, and did his first postdoctoral training on, transcriptional regulation of Gcn4 in Candida albicans. Later in 2002 he moved to Babraham Institute, Cambridge to work on mouse transgenics and IGF signalling. Briefly, he also worked in Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge on a Leukemia Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. He left Cambridge when he was awarded RCUK Academic Fellowship at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick in 2005 where he developed his independent research in the area of metabolism and vascular health. Currently he holds the position of Professor of Physiology in Biomedical Sciences Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster.  

Teaching

1. Interim Course Leader for BSc Human and Medical Sciences

2. Module Lead for Applied Medical Sciences (Due to start in September 2017)

Research

My research interest is translational with a focus towards metabolic medicine and is very interdisciplinary. The overall theme of my research is to understand the molecular mechanisms of obesity and obesity associated metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes. For this research I mainly use human Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs), human samples as well as cellular and animal models. I work closely with clinicians, system biologists, bioinformaticians, imaging experts, chemists and scientists with expertise in “–omics” technologies (genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics). The two approaches used in my lab are based on prevention and discovery of new targets.

1). Nutrient-Gene interactions and metabolic Health

a) Maternal nutrition and fetal programming

 b) Role of micronutrients in human health

2). Metabolic Disease Mechanisms

a) Mechanisms leading to Insulin Resistance of Adipose Tissue

b) Mechanisms of cell organelle dysfunction: Endoplasmic Reticulum and Mitochondria

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.