Munmun Chattopadhyay received her Ph.D. degree in neurosciences from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. After finishing her postdoctoral training in the Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, she became Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She joined Center of Excellence in Diabetes and Obesity at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as an Assistant Professor in April 2014. Her research interests are in the areas of sensory nerve disorders and treatment with viral vector-mediated gene therapy. Her earlier work focused on understanding the pathogenesis of painful neuropathies and development of novel treatments for this condition which involves the regulation of inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors and ion channel trafficking. Recently her lab focuses on the contribution of increased neuroimmune activation in the pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetic neuropathies. These studies put emphasis on identifying the specific cytokines/chemokines and their interaction with voltage gated ion channels which may lead to targeted therapeutic interventions for diabetic sensory neuropathy. Chattopadhyay's lab is also focused on understanding the role of neuroinflammation in the development of other diabetic complications in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and whether exercise as well as alternative approaches could alleviate the development of these complications.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2015