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Meenakshi Rao, Ph.D., M.D.

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, BaltimorePhD05/2007Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, BaltimoreMD05/2007Medicine

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  1. R03DK125636 (RAO, MEENAKSHI) Jul 10, 2020 - Apr 30, 2022
    NIH/NIDDK
    Androgen Regulation of Colonic Motility
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. W81XWH1810639 (RAO, MEENAKSHI) Sep 30, 2018 - Mar 30, 2020
    U.S. Department of Defense
    New Tools for Investigating Enteric Neural Circuit Dysfunction in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R13DK120291 (RAO, MEENAKSHI) Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
    NIH/NIDDK
    Advances in Motility and in Gastroenterology-AIMING for the future
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. K08DK110532 (RAO, MEENAKSHI) Aug 29, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    NIH/NIDDK
    Enteric Glia, Sexual Dimorphism and GI Motility
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. F32DK098903 (RAO, MEENAKSHI) Aug 1, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    NIH/NIDDK
    The role of glial cells in the enteric nervous system
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Yan Y, Ramanan D, Rozenberg M, McGovern K, Rastelli D, Vijaykumar B, Yaghi O, Voisin T, Mosaheb M, Chiu I, Itzkovitz S, Rao M, Mathis D, Benoist C. Interleukin-6 produced by enteric neurons regulates the number and phenotype of microbe-responsive regulatory T cells in the gut. Immunity. 2021 Mar 09; 54(3):499-513.e5. PMID: 33691135.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  2. Rutlin M, Rastelli D, Kuo WT, Estep JA, Louis A, Riccomagno MM, Turner JR, Rao M. The Villin1 Gene Promoter Drives Cre Recombinase Expression in Extraintestinal Tissues. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020; 10(4):864-867.e5. PMID: 32464312.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  3. Chalazonitis A, Li Z, Pham TD, Chen J, Rao M, Lindholm P, Saarma M, Lindahl M, Gershon MD. Cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor is essential for enteric neuronal development, maintenance, and regulation of gastrointestinal transit. J Comp Neurol. 2020 10; 528(14):2420-2444. PMID: 32154930.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Rao M. An increasingly complex view of intestinal motility. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 02; 17(2):72-73. PMID: 31811278.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Lai NY, Musser MA, Pinho-Ribeiro FA, Baral P, Jacobson A, Ma P, Potts DE, Chen Z, Paik D, Soualhi S, Yan Y, Misra A, Goldstein K, Lagomarsino VN, Nordstrom A, Sivanathan KN, Wallrapp A, Kuchroo VK, Nowarski R, Starnbach MN, Shi H, Surana NK, An D, Wu C, Huh JR, Rao M, Chiu IM, Chiu IM. Gut-Innervating Nociceptor Neurons Regulate Peyer's Patch Microfold Cells and SFB Levels to Mediate Salmonella Host Defense. Cell. 2020 01 09; 180(1):33-49.e22. PMID: 31813624.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  6. Lindahl M, Chalazonitis A, Palm E, Pakarinen E, Danilova T, Pham TD, Setlik W, Rao M, Võikar V, Huotari J, Kopra J, Andressoo JO, Piepponen PT, Airavaara M, Panhelainen A, Gershon MD, Saarma M. Cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor-deficiency leads to degeneration of enteric neurons and altered brain dopamine neuronal function in mice. Neurobiol Dis. 2020 02; 134:104696. PMID: 31783118.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Russell JP, Mohammadi E, Ligon CO, Johnson AC, Gershon MD, Rao M, Shen Y, Chan CC, Eidam HS, DeMartino MP, Cheung M, Oliff AI, Kumar S, Greenwood-Van Meerveld B. Exploring the Potential of RET Kinase Inhibition for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Preclinical Investigation in Rodent Models of Colonic Hypersensitivity. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2019 02; 368(2):299-307. PMID: 30413627.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Kulkarni S, Ganz J, Bayrer J, Becker L, Bogunovic M, Rao M. Advances in Enteric Neurobiology: The "Brain" in the Gut in Health and Disease. J Neurosci. 2018 10 31; 38(44):9346-9354. PMID: 30381426.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  9. Rao M, Gershon MD. Enteric nervous system development: what could possibly go wrong? Nat Rev Neurosci. 2018 09; 19(9):552-565. PMID: 30046054.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Rao M, Rastelli D, Dong L, Chiu S, Setlik W, Gershon MD, Corfas G. Enteric Glia Regulate Gastrointestinal Motility but Are Not Required for Maintenance of the Epithelium in Mice. Gastroenterology. 2017 10; 153(4):1068-1081.e7. PMID: 28711628.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Rao M, Gershon MD. Neurogastroenterology: The dynamic cycle of life in the enteric nervous system. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 08; 14(8):453-454. PMID: 28655880.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  12. Rao M, Gershon MD. The bowel and beyond: the enteric nervous system in neurological disorders. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 09; 13(9):517-28. PMID: 27435372.
    Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Rao M, Nelms BD, Dong L, Salinas-Rios V, Rutlin M, Gershon MD, Corfas G. Enteric glia express proteolipid protein 1 and are a transcriptionally unique population of glia in the mammalian nervous system. Glia. 2015 Nov; 63(11):2040-2057. PMID: 26119414.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    
  14. Rao M, Gershon MD. Bugs, guts, and glia: how microbiota influence enteric gliogenesis and migration. Neuron. 2015 Jan 21; 85(2):229-30. PMID: 25611502.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Worthley DL, Churchill M, Compton JT, Tailor Y, Rao M, Si Y, Levin D, Schwartz MG, Uygur A, Hayakawa Y, Gross S, Renz BW, Setlik W, Martinez AN, Chen X, Nizami S, Lee HG, Kang HP, Caldwell JM, Asfaha S, Westphalen CB, Graham T, Jin G, Nagar K, Wang H, Kheirbek MA, Kolhe A, Carpenter J, Glaire M, Nair A, Renders S, Manieri N, Muthupalani S, Fox JG, Reichert M, Giraud AS, Schwabe RF, Pradere JP, Walton K, Prakash A, Gumucio D, Rustgi AK, Stappenbeck TS, Friedman RA, Gershon MD, Sims P, Grikscheit T, Lee FY, Karsenty G, Mukherjee S, Wang TC. Gremlin 1 identifies a skeletal stem cell with bone, cartilage, and reticular stromal potential. Cell. 2015 Jan 15; 160(1-2):269-84. PMID: 25594183.
    Citations: 215     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Sabharwal P, Lee C, Park S, Rao M, Sockanathan S. GDE2 regulates subtype-specific motor neuron generation through inhibition of Notch signaling. Neuron. 2011 Sep 22; 71(6):1058-70. PMID: 21943603.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Yan Y, Sabharwal P, Rao M, Sockanathan S. The antioxidant enzyme Prdx1 controls neuronal differentiation by thiol-redox-dependent activation of GDE2. Cell. 2009 Sep 18; 138(6):1209-21. PMID: 19766572.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Rao M, Sockanathan S. Transmembrane protein GDE2 induces motor neuron differentiation in vivo. Science. 2005 Sep 30; 309(5744):2212-5. PMID: 16195461.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Rao M, Sockanathan S. Molecular mechanisms of RNAi: implications for development and disease. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today. 2005 Mar; 75(1):28-42. PMID: 15838922.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Rao M, Baraban JH, Rajaii F, Sockanathan S. In vivo comparative study of RNAi methodologies by in ovo electroporation in the chick embryo. Dev Dyn. 2004 Nov; 231(3):592-600. PMID: 15376322.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.