I have been involved in education for over 20 years. In 1992, I received my PhD in the area of reproductive physiology (Zoology). Afterwards, I served as a senior research fellow for more than a year in India. During this period, I had the opportunity to teach M.S students at our university in both the classroom and the lab. I moved to the United States in July 1993 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University (July 1993-Sep 1994). I also worked as a post-doctoral fellow and Assistant Professor (non T-T) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) (1994-2004) and Assistant Professor (T-T) in the Division of Gastroenterology (2004-2008) at UTMB in Galveston, TX. When I arrived in Nashville (2008), I was appointed as an Associate Professor (T-T) in the Department of Ob/Gyn at Meharry; I was also a member of the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR). In 2011, my primary appointment moved to the Department of Physiology because of my strong background in physiology, but I maintained my status as an active member of the CWHR. In 2012, I was given a secondary appointment in the School of Dentistry (SOD) and the title of Chairman of Oral Biology and Research; this became primary appointment from July 1st 2015.
I have been involved in diabetic and cardiovascular related research for the past 20 years. Since 1992 - to date (June 8th, 2016; In PubMed; Reddy GP and/or Gangula P), I have published 64 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. From those 64 papers, 22 (2 are in the press as of June 8th 2016) were published since I joined in Meharry in 2008. I have experience in 1) developing protocols with research planning, 2) conducting research using cellular, molecular and physiology techniques (In-Vitro) and 3) research on animal (In-Vivo) as well as human model of diseases as evident by numerous publications in the field (please see CV). As a biomedical research scientist, I have been funded with NIH-RO1’s (NICHD), R21 (NIDDK) and RO3 (NIA) both as a Principal Investigator as well as Co-Investigator. For the past several years, I have been providing research training/teaching/mentoring to post-doctoral fellows, research technicians, junior faculty, clinical residents, medical and dental student doctors. As a result, both dental faculty and dental student doctors are successful in receiving research funding and research fellowships (ADEA/CERC/SOD-COE). In addition, dental student doctors are continuously presenting their research findings in local (Meharry Student Research Symposium, Hinman Dental Student Research Symposium) and national dental (AADR/NDA/ADEA) conferences as outlined in my attached CV. Some of these students are also receiving travel and research awards for their outstanding research presentations.