Venkat Pannala

Venkat Pannala


I use fundamentals of chemical and systems engineering to understand underlying principles in the complex biological systems and provide solutions to mitigate the pathological states associated with their abnormal function. For example, cellular oxidative stress resulting from the impaired redox network has been implicated in plethora of human diseases from cancer to drug-induced organ toxicity. Mitochondria in the cell plays a major role in these processes and my past accomplishments in this field contributed towards the development of comprehensive mathematical models for the factors (reactive oxygen species generation and detoxification) responsible for the oxidative stess in the cell

Bioengineering Biophysics Biotechnology Computational Biology Databases Mathematical Biology Metabolic Sciences Toxicology

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Research scientist

Computational biology
My primary goals are to develop mathematical models for complex biological systems to understand and predict effect of various drugs and toxicants on human organ injuries and identify injury markers.