Madhav Bhatia is the Program Leader of Cardiovascular Biology Research Programme and an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore. He has been working on the role of inflammatory mediators in acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury since 1995 and has authored more than 100 papers in high-impact journals including PNAS, JCI, FASEB Journal, Gastroenterology, Gut, AJP, The Journal of Pathology, and The Journal of Immunology. His findings include identification of substance P as a mediator of inflammation in acute pancreatitis (PNAS 1998) and identification of endogenously produced hydrogen sulfide as an inflammatory mediator (FASEB J 2005). The research in his laboratory involves active collaboration with several investigators of international repute (in Singapore as well as overseas). His current research interests include investigation of the role of neurogenic inflammation in acute pancreatitis and sepsis, elucidation of the role chemokines in acute pancreatitis and sepsis, investigation of gas mediators in inflammation, and mechanism of pancreatic acinar cell apoptosis. Bhatia has been invited to give lectures at several prestigious international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of several high-quality journals and as a referee for several more journals and grants.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2010