Ravikanth Nanduri, Ph.D.,  is an Instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine.

Originally from India, Dr. Nanduri received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India. He completed postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Metabolism, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Nanduri’s research interests are in molecular biology and immunology with emphasis on metabolic disorders, autophagy, host-pathogen interactions, and anti-inflammatory diseases.

Personal Note:

Outside of medicine, Dr. Nanduri enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and playing sports.

Research Interest

  • Autophagy
  • Cardiometabolic diseases
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Long-term metabolic complications associated with post viral infections.


Epigenetic Regulation of Ameloblast Differentiation by HMGN Proteins
He B, Kram V, Furusawa T, Duverger O, Chu EY, Nanduri R, Ishikawa M, Zhang P, Amendt BA, Lee JS, Bustin M Journal of Dental Research 2024 Jan 103 51-61
The Role of the NRF2 Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Viral Respiratory Infections
Daskou M, Fotooh Abadi L, Gain C, Wong M, Sharma E, Kombe Kombe AJ, Nanduri R, Kelesidis T Pathogens 2024 Jan 13
Multiple epigenetic factors co-localize with HMGN proteins in A-compartment chromatin
He B, Zhu I, Postnikov Y, Furusawa T, Jenkins L, Nanduri R, Bustin M, Landsman D Epigenetics and Chromatin 2022 Dec 15
Epigenetic regulation of white adipose tissue plasticity and energy metabolism by nucleosome binding HMGN proteins
Nanduri R, Furusawa T, Lobanov A, He B, Xie C, Dadkhah K, Kelly MC, Gavrilova O, Gonzalez FJ, Bustin M Nature communications 2022 Dec 13
Nuclear receptor Nr1d1 alleviates asthma by abating GATA3 gene expression and Th2 cell differentiation
Tiwari D, Ahuja N, Kumar S, Kalra R, Nanduri R, Gupta S, Khare AK, Bhagyaraj E, Arora R, Gupta P Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 2022 Jun 79
Vitamin D3-VDR-PTPN6 axis mediated autophagy contributes to the inhibition of macrophage foam cell formation
Kumar S, Nanduri R, Bhagyaraj E, Kalra R, Ahuja N, Chacko AP, Tiwari D, Sethi K, Saini A, Chandra V, Jain M, Gupta S, Bhatt D, Gupta P Autophagy 2021 17 2273-2289
Epigenetic regulators of white adipocyte browning
Nanduri R Epigenomes 2021 5
Biological functions of HMGN chromosomal proteins
Nanduri R, Furusawa T, Bustin M International journal of molecular sciences 2020 Jan 21
TGF-β induced chemoresistance in liver cancer is modulated by xenobiotic nuclear receptor PXR
Bhagyaraj E, Ahuja N, Kumar S, Tiwari D, Gupta S, Nanduri R, Gupta P Cell Cycle 2019 Dec 18 3589-3602
An Accord of Nuclear Receptor Expression in CD4+ T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Saini A, Mahajan S, Bhagyaraj E, Kalra R, Nanduri R, Gupta R, Khatri N, Gupta P ImmunoHorizons 2019 Aug 3 402-411

Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award
    Research abstract submitted to American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions 2021