Kiranam Chatti, Ph.D.
Research area: Tyrosine kinase regulation and signalling.
Education & Training
1998-2004: Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS, USA.
2005-2008: Post-doctoral research, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, State University of New York, Stony Brook NY, USA
2008-2013: Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad.
2013 onwards: Principal Research Scientist and Head, Biology, Dr. reddy’s institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad.
- International Knowledge Millenium Conference 2013: ‘Lightning Pitch’ award for zebrafish technology entrepreneurship.
- American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) travel award – International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR), San Francisco USA, July 2002.
- Fisher Scientific award - Mississippi Academy of Sciences, Tupelo USA, February 2001.
- Lowell M Greenbaum award - South Eastern Pharmacology Society, USA, August 2000.
- All-American Scholar - United States Achievement Academy, 2000.
- CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), India - Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) - 1997.
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, India - National Fellowship (for M.Sc. Biotechnology), 1995-1997.
Research in the Chatti laboratory is focused on tyrosine kinases. Specifically, regulation of the activity of the tyrosine kinase BRK/PTK6 by naturally expressed splice variants containing non-catalytic domains such as the SH3 domain, and their clinical relevance in disease is one area of work. Zebrafish as an animal model to study tyrosine kinases is a connected area of work. Research grants from CSIR, DST and DBT provide support for the above projects.
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