Priya Ravikumar, Ph.D.

Instructor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Ravikumar received her Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India and her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. She then entered the Biomedical Engineering Program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and graduated in 2008. She was nominated outstanding student by the Biomedical Engineering Department, UT Southwestern. She continued her post-doctoral training at UT Southwestern in the Department of Internal medicine working on understanding the role of Klotho in oxidant stress and aging of the lung.  She received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) from Department of Nephrology, UT Southwestern which subsequently transitioned to a F32 Award.

Dr. Ravikumar brings a strong background in instrumentation engineering, computed tomography imaging techniques, physiology, small and large animal surgery, microscopy, cell culture and molecular biology techniques. She currently specializes in understanding the role of Klotho in pulmonary complications of acute kidney disease.  Outside of work, Dr. Ravikumar’s interests include her family, doll making and the arts and crafts.

Education

Undergraduate Madras University - India (2001), Engineering
Graduate School University of Texas at Arlington (2003), Biomedical Engineering
Graduate School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (2008), Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Klotho Biology
  • Pulmonary Research

Publications

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Featured Publications

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Pulmonary Protein and DNA Delivery.

Menon JU, Ravikumar P, Pise A, Gyawali D, Hsia CC, Nguyen KT Acta Biomater 2014 Feb

Defining a Stimuli-Response Relationship in Compensatory Lung Growth Following Major Resection.

Ravikumar P, Yilmaz C, Dane DM, Bellotto DJ, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2014 Jan

Noninvasive assessment of alveolar microvascular recruitment in conscious non-sedated rats.

Yilmaz C, Dane DM, Ravikumar P, Unger RH, Hsia CC Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2014 Jan 190 105-12

Separating in vivo mechanical stimuli for postpneumonectomy compensation: imaging and ultrastructural assessment.

Ravikumar P, Yilmaz C, Bellotto DJ, Dane DM, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2013 Apr 114 8 961-70

Progressive adaptation in regional parenchyma mechanics following extensive lung resection assessed by functional computed tomography.

Yilmaz C, Tustison NJ, Dane DM, Ravikumar P, Takahashi M, Gee JC, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2011 Oct 111 4 1150-8

Long-term post-pneumonectomy pulmonary adaptation following all-trans-retinoic acid supplementation.

Ravikumar P, Dane DM, McDonough P, Yilmaz C, Estrera AS, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2011 Mar 110 3 764-73

Fatty diabetic lung: functional impairment in a model of metabolic syndrome.

Yilmaz C, Ravikumar P, Bellotto DJ, Unger RH, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2010 Dec 109 6 1913-9

Fatty diabetic lung: altered alveolar structure and surfactant protein expression.

Foster DJ, Ravikumar P, Bellotto DJ, Unger RH, Hsia CC Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol. 2010 Mar 298 3 L392-403

Permanent alveolar remodeling in canine lung induced by high-altitude residence during maturation.

Ravikumar P, Bellotto DJ, Johnson RL, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2009 Dec 107 6 1911-7

Noninvasive quantification of heterogeneous lung growth following extensive lung resection by high-resolution computed tomography.

Yilmaz C, Ravikumar P, Dane DM, Bellotto DJ, Johnson RL, Hsia CC J. Appl. Physiol. 2009 Nov 107 5 1569-78

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Honors/Awards

  • Travel Award
    Lung Regeneration and Repair Consortium (LRRC). Annual Grantee Meeting (2013)
  • Travel Award
    American Thoracic Society Meeting, Awarded by LRRC. (2013)
  • Travel Award
    Lung Regeneration and Repair Consortium (LRRC). Annual Grantee Meeting (2012)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
    For individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) (2011)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
    Institutional Research Training Grants (T32), Department of Nephrology, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010)
  • Nominata Forum Candidate
    Nominated outstanding student by the Biomedical Engineering Department, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008)
  • Best Poster Overall Award
    UT Arlington (2006)
  • Travel Award
    Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly, American Thoracic Society (2006)
  • Dean of Engineering Award
    For excellence in graduate research, UT Arlington (2005)
  • Travel Award
    Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly, American Thoracic Society (2004)
  • Sigma Xi
    For meritorious research in Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern Chapter, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology (2013)
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society) (2003)
  • Sigma Xi (2002)
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2001)