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Venkata Atluri

Department of Immunology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

Venkata Atluri
Educations
From 2004 to 2009, Ph.D. , India
From 2000 to 2003, M.Sc. , India
From 1997 to 2000, B.Sc. , India
Work Experiences
From 07/2015 to Till Date, Assistant Professor , Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.
From 10/2013 to 06/2015, Instructor , Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.
From 07/2009 to 09/2013, Postdoctoral Research Associate , Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.
From 08/2003 to 06/2004, Tutor , Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, India
Speciality
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Immunology
Parasitology
Neuroscience
Infectious Diseases
Journal Articles
Kesava Rao Venkata Kurapati, Thangavel Samikkannu, Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Elena Kaftanovskaya, Adriana Yndart, Madhavan P. N. Nair1. β- Amyloid1-42, HIV-1Ba-L (clade B) Infection and Drugs of Abuse Induced Degeneration in Human Neuronal Cells and Protective Effects of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and its constituent Withanolide A. PLoS ONE. In Press.
Sagar, Vidya, Pilakka-Kanthikeel, S, Ding, H, Atluri, V. S. R, Priestap, H, Nair, M.P. 2014. Magnetic-nano formulation of μ-opioid receptor antagonist (CTOP) for treatment of morphine-induced neuropathogenesis in HIV infection. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. In Press.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Kesava Rao Venkata Kurapati, Thangavel Samikkannu and Madhavan P.N. Nair. 2014. Biomarkers of HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders. JSM Biomarkers; 1(1): 1002.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Venkateswara Reddy Gogulamudi, Pratibha Singhi, Niranjan Khandelwal, Lakshmana Swamy Parasa, Nancy Malla. 2014. Pediatric neurocysticercosis: usefulness of antibody response in cysticidal treatment follow-up. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014, Article ID # 904046. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/904046.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Sudheesh Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Samikkannu Thangavel, Vidya Sagar, Kesava Rao Venkata Kurapati, Shailendra K Saxena, Adriana Yndart, Andrea Raymond, Hong Ding, Oscar Hernandez, Madhavan P.N. Nair. 2014. Vorinostat positively regulates synaptic plasticity genes expression and spine density in HIV infected neurons: Role of nicotine in progression of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Molecular Brain. 7:37 (15 May 2014).
Samikkannu T, Rao KV, Pilakka Kanthikeel S, Venkata SR Atluri, Agudelo M, Roy U, Nair MP. 2014. Immunoneuropathogenesis of HIV-1 clades B and C: Role of redox expression and thiol modification. Free Radic Biol Med. 2014; 69:136-44.
Hong Ding, Vidya Sagar, Marisela Agudelo, Sudheesh Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Andrea Raymond, Thangavel Samikkannu and Madhavan P Nair. 2014. Enhanced blood brain barrier transmigration using a novel transferrin embedded fluorescent magneto-liposome nanoformulation. Nanotechnology 25; 055101, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/5/055101.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Thangavel Samikkannu, Kesava Rao Venkata Kurapati, Madhavan PN Nair. 2014. Commentary of Drugs of Abuse and HIV Infection in South Florida, USA. Austin Journal of Drug Abuse and Addiction. 05/2014; 1(1):3.
Kurapati, V.K.R, Samikkannu T, Atluri, V.S.R, Nair, M.P.N. 2014. Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection: A Brief Overview. Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology. July 19, 2014, DOI: 10.1515/jbcpp-2014-0018.
Rakesh Guduru, Ping Liang, Carolyn D. Runowicz, Madhavan Nair, Venkata Atluri, Sakhrat Khizroev. 2013. Magneto-electric Nanoparticles to Enable Field-controlled High-Specificity Drug Delivery to Eradicate Ovarian Cancer Cells. Nature Scientific Reports. 2013/10/16/online. doi: 10.1038/srep02953
Kurapati KRV, Atluri VSR, Samikkannu T, Nair MPN. 2013. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Reverses β-Amyloid1-42 Induced Toxicity in Human Neuronal Cells: Implications in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND). PLoS ONE 8(10): e77624. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077624.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Sudheesh P. Kanthikeel, Pichili VB Reddy, Adriana Yndart, Madhavan Nair. 2013. Human Synaptic Plasticity gene expression profile and dendritic spine density changes in HIV-infected human neuronal cells: Role in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061399.
Sudheesh PK; Venkata Subba Rao Atluri; Vidya Sagar, Madhavan Nair. 2013. Targeted brain derived neurotropic factors (BDNF) delivery across the blood-brain barrier for neuro-protection using magnetic nano carriers: an in-vitro study. PLoS ONE 8(4): e62241. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062241.
Pichili Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy, Marisela Agudelo, Venkata SR Atluri, and Madhavan P Nair. 2012. Inhibition of Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) exacerbates the HIV-1 gp120-induced oxidative and inflammatory Response: Role in HIV associated neurocognitive disorder. Neurochemical Research, 37(8): 1697-706.
Rita Mukhopadhyay., Goutam Mandal., Venkata Subba Rao Atluri., Katherine Figarella., Nestor L. Uzcategui., Yao Zhou., Eric Beitz., A. Abdul Ajees and Hiranmoy Bhattacharjee. 2011. The role of alanine 163 in solute permeability of Leishmania major aquaglyceroporin LmAQP1. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 175(1): 83-90.
Atluri, V.S.R., Singhi, P., Khandelwal, N., Malla, N. 2011. 2D-PAGE analysis of Taenia solium metacestode 10-30 kDa antigens for the serodiagnosis of neurocysticercosis in children. Acta Tropica, 2011; 118(2): 165-169.
Lakshmana Swamy Parasa., Srinivasa Rao Tumati., Srinivasa Prasad Chigurupati., Raja Kumar Parabathina., K.Santhisree., L.Cyril Arun Kumar., Venkata Subba Rao Atluri., Showkat Ahmed Shah. 2011. Prevalence of induced clindamycin resistance in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus from hospital population of coastal Andhara pradesh, South India. Archives of Clinical Microbiology; 2 (1:3). doi: 10:3823/221.
Sehgal R., Gogulamudi V. Reddy., Jaco J. Verweij., Atluri V. Subba Rao. 2010. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among school children and pregnant women in a low socio-economic area, Chandigarh, North India. Reviews in Infection, 1(2): 100-103.
Lakshmana swamy Parasa., Cyril Arun kumar., Sirisha Para., Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, K. Santhisree, P. Raja Kumar and C. Rattiah Setty. 2010. Epidemiological survey of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the community and hospital, gannavaram, andhra pradesh, south India, Reviews in Infection, 1(2): 117-123.
Atluri, V.S.R., Singhi, P., Khandelwal, N., Malla, N. 2009. Evaluation of excretory secretory and 10-30 kDa antigens of T. solium Cysticerci by EITB assay for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Parasite Immunology, 31(3): 151-5.
Atluri,V.S.R., Singhi, P., Khandelwal, N., Malla, N. 2009. Neurocysticercosis immunodiagnosis using Taenia solium Cysticerci crude soluble extract, excretory secretory and lower molecular mass antigens in serum and urine samples of Indian children. Acta Trop., 110(1):22-7.
Conference Papers
Atluri, VSR, Pilakka Kanthikeel, S., Rao, KVK., Sagar, V., Thangavel, S., Ding,H., Roy, U., Jayant, R., Yndart, A., Raymond, A., Agudelo, M., Hernandez, O., Fuenmayor, M., Nair, M. Role of HDAC2 and miR-485 in regulation of synaptic plasticity genes in HIV infection: Implication in HAND. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Sagar, V., Plakka-Kanthikeel, S., Ding, H., Atluri, V.S.R., Jayant, R.D., Kaushik, A., Nair, M. Novel magneto-electric nanodelivery of microRNA mimic across blood-brain barrier: Implications to cocaine modulation on HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Agudelo, M., Yndart, A., Figueroa, Muñoz, K., Atluri, V.S.R., Thangavel, S., Nair, M. Cannabinoid Agonists Regulate Alcohol-induced Inflammation in Human Dendritic Cells. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ding, Hong., Yatfung, Chiu., Raymond, Andrea., Atluri, Venkata., Roy, Upal., Yndart-Arias, Adriana., Pilakka Kanthikeel, Sudheesh., Sagar, Vidya., Thangavel, Samikkannu, Nair, Madhavan. Development of hybrid nanocarrier (Au/Fe3O4) for active drug delivery to brain to eliminate HIV-1 persistence. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
KURAPATI, KRV., THANGAVEL, S., ATLURI, VSR., YNDART, A., NAIR, MPN. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) reverses HIV-1 induced neurodegeneration via attenuation of β-Amyloid plaques: Implications in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND). 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Pilakka Kanthikeel, S., Raymond, A., Atluri, VSR., Sagar, V., Roy, U., Yndart, A., Nair, M. SAMHD1 facilitates HIV-1 persistence: Role of miR-155. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
ROY, UPAL., DING, H., Kanthikeel, SP., Raymond, A., Atluri, V., Yndart-Arias, A., Munoz-Caamano, K., Sagar, V., Thangavel, S., Nair, M. MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLE FOR TARGETTED ANTI-HIV DRUG DELIVERY IN IN VIVO MODEL. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Thangavel, S., Rao, KVK., Ding, H., Agudelo, M., Atluri, VSR., Raymond, A., Perez, S., Kasturia, N., Nair, MP. Immunopathogenesis of HIV-1 Infection in Cocaine users: Role of Arachidonic Acid. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Yndart, A., Agudelo, M., Raymond, A., Atluri, VSR., Munoz-Caamano, K., Pilakka Kanthikeel, S., Sagar, V., Nair, M. Bath salts alter synaptic plasticity gene expression in neurons. 20th SNIP Conference, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Atluri, VSR, Sudheesh, PK, Samikkannu, T, Vijaya, P, Ding, H, Raymond, AD, Nair, M. Effect of nicotine on synaptic plasticity gene expression in HIV-1 infection: implication in HAND. 19th SNIP conference, 2013 in Puerto Rico, USA.
Kurapati, V.K.R, Atluri, V.S.R, Samikkannu, T, Yndart, A.A, Nair, M.P.N. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) reverses β-amyloid induced neuronal toxicity: Implications in HAND. SNIP 19th Scientific Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Hong Ding, Marisela Agudelo, Sudheesh Pilakka Kanthikeel, Rakesh Guduru, Vidya Sagar, Venkata Atluri, Samikkannu Thangavel, Madhavan P. Nair. Dual Mechanism Enhanced Blood-Brain-Barrier Crossing by Transferrin conjugated Fluorescent Magnetic Liposome. SNIP 19th Scientific Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Sagar, Vidya., Pilakka_kanthikeel, S.K., Priestap, H., Atluri, V.S.R., Ding, H., Guduru, R., Khizroev, S., Nair, M.P. Magnetic-Nanoformulation of M-opioid receptor antagonist (CTOP) for treatment of morphine-induced neuropathogenesis in HIV infection. SNIP 19th Scientific Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Thangavel, S, Rao, K.V.K, Raymond, A, Ding, H, Atluri, V.S.R, Nair, M.P. Immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV-1 clade B and C: Role of dopaminergic system. 19th SNIP conference, 2013 in Puerto Rico, USA.
Sudheesh Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Venkata Subba Rao Atluri and Madhavan Nair. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor delivery across the blood-brain barrier using magnetic nano carriers for neuro-protection: an in-vitro study. Nanoflorida, Sept 2012, Tampa-FL.
Raymond A.D., Agudelo, M., Yndart, A., Atluri, V., Pilakka, S., Pichili, V., Hong, D., Sagar, V., Thangavel, S., Rao, K.V.K, Powell M.D., and Nair, M. Morphine and exosomal HIV-1 Nef: Potential roles in NeuroAIDS development. Health disparity Conference, July 11th-13th, 2012 at University of North Texas.
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Sudheesh Pilakka Kanthikeel, Madhavan P.N. Nair. Differential effects of HIV-1B and HIV-1C infection on Synaptic plasticity genes: Implication in HIV associated neurocognitive disorders. Presented in young investigators poster presentation at 18th SNIP Conference, April 25-28, 2012 at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Goutam Mandal, Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, Anthony Franco, Martin Wiese, Barbara Papadopoulou, Hiranmoy Bhattacharjee, Rita Mukhopadhyay. Regulation of Leishmania aquaglyceroporin, 2010. XXI Molecular Parasitology Meeting (MPM), 12-16 September 2010, held at Woods hole, Massachusetts, USA.
Rita Mukhopadhyay., Yao Zhou., Goutam Mandal., Venkata SubbaRao Atluri., Katherine Figarella., Nestor Uzcategui., Eric Beitz and Hiranmoy Bhattacharjee. Alanine 163 in loop C of Leishmania major aquaglyceroporin LmAQP1 resides near the pore mouth of the channel and critical for function. 14th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, held on March 9-12, 2010 at Miami, FL, USA.
A.V. Subba Rao, Singhi P, Khandelwal N, Malla N. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis analysis of T. solium cysticerci Lower Molecular Mass (10-30 kDa) antigens for the serodiagnosis of neurocysticercosis in children. 14th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, held on March 9-12, 2010 at Miami, FL, USA.
A.V. Subba Rao, Singhi P, Khandelwal N, Malla N. Evaluation of Lower Molecular Mass (10-30KDa) T.solium cysticerci antigen by Western blotting for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in children: Presented at the 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- June 19-22, 2008.
A.V. Subba Rao, Singhi P, Khandelwal N, Malla N. Serodiagnosis of Neurocysticercosis in Children with the Use of T. solium cysticerci Excretory Secretory Antigens by ELISA and Immunoblotting: Presented at the 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- June 19-22, 2008.
A.V. Subba Rao, Singhi P, Khandelwal N, Malla N. Evaluation of Crude Soluble Extract, Lower Molecular Weight (10-30KDa) and Excretory Secretory antigens of T.solium Cysticerci by ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in children: Presented at The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene One hundred years of Tropical Medicine: Meeting the millennium development goals, 13-15th September 2007, London, UK.
Honors and Awards
Early Career Investigator Travel Award by Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology to attend 20th Scientific Conference at New Orleans, Louisiana, March 26-29, 2014.
Travel grant from the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India to attend the 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases held on June 19-22, 2008 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Received scholarship award from Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to attend the Centenary celebration meeting, London, U.K on 13-14th September 2007.
Secured Distinction in Masters of Science in Medical Microbiology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India for the year- 2003.
Secured Gold Medal for being Best Outstanding Graduate from VKR College, Nagarjuna University, India for the year 2000.
Secured Gold Medal in B.Sc. for being College First in Studies for the year- 2000.
Invited Talks
Invited speaker to present my research work on “Effect of nicotine on synaptic plasticity gene expression in HIV-1 infection: implication in HAND” at SNIP 19th Scientific Conference, April 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
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