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Niketa Patel, Ph.D.

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine

Research Biologist, Research Service

Associate Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Academic Email : npatel@health.usf.edu

Phone : (813) 972-2000 ext. 72830

Office : VAH, 115a

Mailing address : JAH VA, Res Ser VAR 151 13000 Bruce B Downs
Tampa, 33612

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Education

  • PHD, Molecular Biology, University Of South Florida, Tampa, United States - 1998.

Research summary

  • The overall goal of my research program is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and metabolic pathways in neurodegenerative diseases. My lab has successfully carved a niche in integrating RNA biology with signaling in biologically relevant systems using gene ontology and Meta data. Lab projects include: Isolation, genetic characterization of adipose-derived stem cells (ASC) from lean and obese patients, genetic signatures of adipose depots, ASC and its exosomes and their application in regenerative medicine, inflammation and apoptosis in obesity, alternative splicing mechanisms and regulation by hormones and metabolites, the role and mode of action of long noncoding RNAs in diseases, intranasal insulin treatment and mechanisms in memory and cognition, drug discovery.

Selected Publications

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor (Dept. of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine, USF 2004 - 2012)

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neurodegenerative Disease, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Metabolic Regulation and Disorders.

Memberships

  • Endocrine Society (member, 1998 - Present)

Awards/Honors

  • Chair, RNA and Disease (Endocrine Society - 2007)

Patents & Licensing

  • Compositions and Methods for Adipocyte Modulation (PAtel NA - 2016)
  • Compositions and Methods for Detecting Intracellular Glucose and Analogs Thereof (Patel NA - 2011)
  • Glucose-regulated mRNA instability element (Patel NA - 2005)

Lectures

  • "SC35 mediates alternative splicing of PKCdVIII" Endocrine Society . FL, United States - 2008.
  • "Alternative splicing of PKCd" Endocrine Society. Canada - 2007.
  • "Alternative splicing" TIFR, India. India - 2006.
  • "Insulin regulates alternative splicing of PKCbII" ISIS Pharm. FL, United States - 2005.



Profile last modified on 09/01/2017