Manikandan (Mani) Panchatcharam, PhD


Mani Panchatcharam, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2006, University of Madras
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy
F8-22 Biomedical Research Institute
1501 Kings Highway
LSU Health Sciences Center
Shreveport, LA 71130
Phone: 318.675.6938
Fax: 318.675.5889

Dr. Panchatcharam’s research focuses on lipids which play a major factor in blocking blood vessels leading to stroke and heart attack. The underlying pathophysiology of these events involves dysregulation of cellular lipids by the reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to subsequent localized inflammation and cardiovascular dysfunction. Among those major lipids, Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is been regulated and controlled by Lipid Phosphate Phosphatases (LPPs) which plays a pivotal role. Our laboratory focuses on the role of LPA-LPP axis involved in cerebro-cardiovascular functions.