Prof. Dr. Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam
Associate Editor: Dr Balasubramanyam
Dr. Balasubramanyam has recently been elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) and is at present Dean of Research Studies & Senior Scientist at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India. He obtained his PhD degree in 1987 from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. During 1991 to 1995, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Scientist at the Hypertension Research Center of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark, USA on “Cell signaling & Molecular medicine aspects with special reference to diabetes’. During 1996-99, he served as a faculty at the Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai. He joined the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in 1999 and instrumental in many of its academic developments including infrastructure for basic science and translational studies. He has over 115 original research publications and many awards to his credit.
Dr.Balasubramanyam’s specialization and research interests include: Disease-Biology and molecular medicine with special reference to diabetes and its vascular complications, metabolic syndrome & obesity, molecular mechanisms of accelerated ageing, redox signaling and ‘biomarkers’ of oxidative stress, role of microinflammation, ER stress, telomere biology, the gut (microbiota) connection to diabetes, proteomics/epigenetics/miRNA profiling in fat and skeletal muscle with special reference to insulin signaling and drug discovery, metabolomics, exposomics, stem cell research, role of endocrine disruptors, bio-prospecting molecular targets of herbal action and development of cell-based, high-throughput assays as well as point-of-care (POC) medical devices.
Dr.Balasubramanyam is also an elected Member of the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN). He has recently received the prestigious Endeavour Executive Fellowship from the Education Department of Govt. of Australia. He serves as an Expert Committee member in many funding agencies of Govt. of India. At national and international levels, he serves as an expert member of multiple grant review panels and on the editorial advisory boards of multi-disciplinary journals.