Sumitra Miriyala

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

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Louisiana State University - Shreveport


I am the Director of the Anatomy Laboratory for LSUHSC-Shreveport. At LSUHSC, and teach gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to Medical, Graduate and Allied health students. I am a member of the Departmental Graduate Committee and in charge of MS/Ph.D. student recruiting. I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Madras, India. I began my research in redox biology, focusing on complement activation in acute myocardial infarction. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky and Emory University, I studied vascular lysolipid function via the development of tissue-specific and inducible knockout mice. Joining Dr. Daret St. Clair laboratory as a Research Scholar, I focused on the mechanisms of Doxorubicin cardiotoxicity by analyzing mitochondrial bioenergetics. I joined as faculty at LSUHSC-S on January 2013 at the rank of Research Assistant Professor and entered the tenure-track in 2016. I am actively involved in the Society of Free Redox Biology and Medicine (SFRBM). I have given several oral presentations and co-chaired several annual meetings and special events for SFRBM.  I am an active member of the Women's Leadership Committee at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Council (ATVB), American Association of Anatomists, and serve in the Early career committee. My career track record is outstanding with 51+ peer-reviewed publications in such journals as Circulation, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Circulation Research and receiving prominent awards like the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Heart Research. My laboratory has been funded by extramural agencies (NIH, AHA, American Diabetic Association) since 2007. Her current NIH grant focuses on the effects of Doxorubicin on the myocardial lipid regulation.