Kameswara Badri, Ph.D., MB (ASCP)CM

Kameswara Badri, Ph.D., MB (ASCP)CM 

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

Silver Jubilee Government Degree College, Kurnool, India
Degree: Bachelor of Science

American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Molecular Biology, MB (ASCP)CM

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanisms of adipogenesis and smooth muscle myogenesis, and associated disorders
  • Health disparities
  • Drug discovery

Clinical Interests

Metabolic disorders: Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension


  • Nunez, S., Young, C., Adebayo, O., Muppuru, K.M., Badri, K.R. * 2019. P311, a novel intrinsically disordered protein, regulates adipocytes development. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 515 (1): 234-240. (Corresponding senior author)
  • Kotha, P., Marella, S., Allagadda, R., Badri, K.R*., Chippada, A*. 2019. Evaluation of biochemical mechanism of anti-diabetic functions of Anisomeles malabarica. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 112. (* Co-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.
  • 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.
  • Badri, K.R., Zhou, Y., Dhru, U., Aramgam, S., and Schuger, L. 2008. Effects of the SANT domain of tension induced/inhibited proteins (TIPs), novel partners of the histone acetyltransferase p300, on p300 activity and TIP-6-induced adipogenesis. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 28 (20), 6358-6372.

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Honors and Awards

  • Elected as Advocacy Representative for the American Physiology Society -Endocrinology & Metabolism Section Steering Committee (2020 – 2023).
  • Recognized for Exemplary Service, ASIOA Inc. 2018.
  • Recognized for Outstanding Service to Savannah State University (SSU)-COST Regional Science and Engineering Fair (2012-2015), 2015.
  • Received Outstanding Contribution Award – Student Educational Enrichment Program, Georgia Regents University 2014.
  • Advocacy Respresentative - Twice represented American Thoracic Society and attended Hill Day at Washington DC to request more funding for NIH, and VA, and prevention of TB, March 2013 and 2014.
  • Received Talented Scientist Award, International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Rockville, MD, 2012.