Dr. Venketaraman's lab studies the host immune responses against both Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV infection. Dr. Venketaraman's specific research interests include: characterizing the effects of glutathione in enhancing the functions of immune cells to control Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in healthy subjects, HIV-infected individuals and in individuals with uncontrolled diabetes. Dr. Venketaraman has published more than 26 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a senior author in nine papers. His findings signifying the importance of glutathione in controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection was funded by American Heart Association (Scientist Development Grant), UMDNJ-Foundation, Potts Memorial Foundation, and Your Energy Systems. One of his publications on natural killer cells was originally published in 2008 in “Journal of Interferon and cytokine research” and was later cited in “Nature Immunology” and then appeared as a cover-art of a journal. Dr. Venketaraman is a grant reviewer for American Heart Association. He served as an editor for a text book titled “Global view of HIV infection” by Intech publishers. Dr. Venketaraman is an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals on microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases. He teaches microbiology and immunology to the medical, dental and podiatry students and to the students enrolled in the Masters program in biomedical sciences.
Biography Updated on 20 February 2012