Kameswara Badri, Ph.D.

Kameswara Badri, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Cardiovascular Research Institute
Location: Research Wing 206
Phone: (404) 756-5025
E-mail: kbadri@msm.edu


Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India
Degree: Master of Science in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Medicine

Research Interests

Molecular Mechanisms of Adipogenesis versus smooth muscle myogenesis and associated disorders

Health disparities

Drug discovery

Clinical Interests

Adipogenesis & Obesity


Marella, S., Maddirela, M.D., Kumar, E.G.T.V., Tilak, T.K., Badri, K.R.*, Chippada, A. 2016. Mcy protein, a potential anti-diabetic agent: Evaluation of carbohydrate metabolic enzymes and antioxidant status. Int J Biological Macromolecules. 86, 481-488 (*Co-corresponding senior author).

Marella, S., Maddirela, D.R., Badri, K.R.*, Kumar, M.V.J., Chippada, A. 2015. Antihyperglycemic and biochemical activities of Mcy protein in Streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 35, 1326 – 1334. (* Co-corresponding senior author).

Badri, K.R., Kach, J., Aramgam, S., Sandbo, N.K., Schuger, L. 2013. P311, A new key player in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.187: A5602. (Corresponding senior author).

Badri, K.R.*, Yue, M.*, Carretero, O., Aramgam, S., Cao, J., Sharkady, S., Kim, G, Taylor, G., Byron, K., Schuger, L. 2013. Blood pressure homeostasis is maintained by a P311-TGF-β axis. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 123 (10) 4502-4512. (Equal Contribution).

Badri, K.R., Gao, L., Hyjek, E., Schuger, N., Schuger, L., Qin, W., Chekaluk, Y., Kwiatkowski, D., Zhe, X. 2013. Exonic mutations of TSC2/TSC1 are common but not seen in all sporadic pulmonary Lymphagioleiomyomatosis (LAM). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 187, 663-665.

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Honors and Awards

Recognized for Outstanding Service to SSU‐COST Regional Science and Engineering Fair (2012‐2015), Feb, 2016.

Received Outstanding Contribution Award – Student Educational Enrichment Program, Georgia Regents University, 2014.

Twice represented American Thoracic Society and attended Hill Day at Washington DC to advocate for more funding for NIH, VA and prevention of TB, March 2013 and 2014.

Elected as Secretary for ASIOA, Inc (2014‐2016).

Received Talented Scientist Award, International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Rockville, MD, 2012.

Received Sudhir Gupta Young Scientist Award 2011, ASIOA Inc, Washington DC.

Received Dalsemer Research Award from American Lung Association, 2011.