Professional Service

  • International Journal of Molecular Medicine. Manuscript Reviewer. 10/2019 - 10/2019
  • Functional Foods. Manuscript Reviewer. 09/2019 - 09/2019
  • Food & Function. Manuscript Reviewer. 08/2019 - 08/2019
  • External Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis: Evaluated Ph.D. Thesis submitted to Department of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Loyola College (Affiliated to University of Madras), India. Examiner. 08/2019 - 08/2019
  • Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Manuscript Reviewer. 08/2019 - 08/2019
  • European Journal of Nutrition. Manuscript Reviewer. 07/2019 - 07/2019
  • Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry. Manuscript Reviewer. 07/2019 - 07/2019
  • American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting. Role: Judge. Judge for the poster competition (Nutrition-2019 Meeting), Baltimore. 06/2019 - 06/2019
  • Journal of Nutrition. Manuscript Reviewer. 02/01/2019 - 02/01/2019
  • Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Manuscript Reviewer. 02/01/2019 - 02/01/2019
  • American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting (Nutrition-2019, Baltimore) . Abstract Reviewer. 01/2019 - 01/2019
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, India. Role: Examiner. External examiner for PhD Thesis. 11/2018 - 11/2018
  • Nutrition Immunology. Manuscript Reviewer. 09/03/2018 - 09/03/2018
  • American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting (Nutrition-2018) at Boston. Judge for the poster competition. 06/2018 - present
  • Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Manuscript Reviewer. 05/28/2018 - 05/28/2018
  • National Science Center, Poland. Grant Reviewer for a research proposal submitted to the executive government agency of National Science Center (Narodowe Centrum Nauki, Poland). 03/05/2018 - 03/16/2018
  • Molecular Nutrition Food Research. Manuscript Reviewer. 02/2018 - 02/2018
  • Journal of Nutrition. Manuscript Reviewer. 01/2018 - 01/2018
  • American Society for Nutrition. Role: Abstract Reviewer. American Society for Nutrition Meeting (Nutrition-2018, Boston) . 01/2018 - 01/2018
  • Food & Function. Reviewer. 12/2017 - 12/2017
  • Department of Bioproducts, Leather Research Institute (affiliated to University of Madras), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. 11/2017 - 12/2017
  • Journal of Chromatography B. Reviewer. 11/2017 - 11/2017
  • Trends in Food Science & Technology. Reviewer. 07/2017 - 07/2017
  • International Journal of Obesity. Reviewer. 07/2017 - 07/2017
  • Department of Biochemistry, Vinayaka Missions University, Tamilnadu, India. External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. 05/2017 - 06/2017
  • Department of Biotechnology, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, India. External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. 04/2017 - 05/2017
  • American Society for Nutrition’s Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Apr 22-26, 2017. Judge . 04/2017 - 04/2017
  • Bench 2 Bedside competition, Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, Apr 3, 2017. Judge. 04/2017 - 04/2017
  • Experimental Cell Research. Reviewer. 03/2017 - 03/2017
  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity – Special Issue: Natural Products Targeting on Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: Mechanisms, Therapies, and Safety Assessment, 2017. Guest Editor. 01/2017 - 09/2017
  • Department of Biochemistry, Bharathi Women’s College (affiliated to University of Madras), Chennai, India. External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. 12/2016 - 12/2016
  • Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2017. Abstract Reviewer. 11/2016 - 11/2016
  • Chemical Biology Letters. Journal Reviewer. 09/2016 - 09/2016
  • Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, India. External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. 09/2016 - 09/2016
  • Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Reviewer. 05/2016 - 05/2016
  • Experimental Biology 2016. Judge for the Aging and Chronic Disease poster competition. 04/2016 - 05/2016
  • Judge for the poster competition, Diabetes Metabolism Center Spring Retreat. University of Utah. 03/2016 - 03/2016
  • Current Drug Targets (Benthem Science Publication). Reviewer. 02/2016 - 02/2016
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (Wiley Publishing Group). Reviewer. 12/2015 - 12/2015
  • Experimental Biology Meeting 2016. Abstract reviewer. 11/2015 - 11/2015
  • Journal of Molecular Neuroscience (Springer). Reviewer. 07/2015 - 07/2015
  • Human and Experimental Toxicology. Reviewer. 07/2015 - 07/2015
  • Pharmacological Reports (Elsevier). Reviewer. 06/2015 - 06/2015
  • External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. PhD Thesis submitted to Loyola College (affiliated to University of Madras). 05/2015 - 05/2015
  • Phytomedicine (Elsevier). Reviewer. 05/2015 - 05/2015
  • Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). Reviewer. 05/2015 - 05/2015
  • External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. PhD Thesis submitted to Tiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India. 04/2015 - 04/2015
  • Medical Student Scholarly Activity Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Utah. Judge for poster competition. 03/11/2015 - 03/11/2015
  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India. External (International) Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis. 02/2015 - 02/2015
  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. Special Issue: Natural Products for the Prevention of Oxidative Stress - Related Diseases: Mechanisms and Strategies. Guest Editor. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • International Journal of Biological Sciences. Reviewer. 01/2015 - 01/2015
  • Department of Biochemistry , University of Madras, Chennai, India . External (International) Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis . 01/2015 - 01/2015
  • External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. PhD Thesis submitted to Periyar University, India. 12/2014 - 12/2014
  • Experimental Biology Meeting 2015. Abstract Reviewer. 11/2014 - 11/2014
  • Life Sciences (Elsevier). Reviewer. 11/2014 - 11/2014
  • Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Hindawi Publication). Reviewer. 09/2014 - 12/2014
  • International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier). Reviewer. 08/2014 - 08/2014
  • Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (Elsevier). Reviewer. 08/2014 - 08/2014
  • Nutrition Research (Elsevier). Reviewer. 08/2014 - 08/2014
  • External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. PhD Thesis submitted to Bharathi Women's College, Chennai, India. 06/2014 - 06/2014
  • Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Research Mentor to Undergraduate Students. 05/2014 - 05/2017
  • PLOS One. Reviewer. 05/2014 - 12/2015
  • Experimental Biology Medicine (SEBM Publication). Reviewer. 03/2014 - 03/2014
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. Member of the Editorial Board. 01/2014 - present
  • Diabetes Metabolism Research Reviews (Wiley Publication). Reviewer. 01/2014 - 01/2014
  • European Journal of Nutrition. Reviewer. 12/2013 - 12/2013
  • 24th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) 2013. Reviewed abstracts submitted to 24th GW-ICC 2013 Asia Pacific Heart Congress, China, 10-13 October 2013. 10/2013 - 10/2013
  • Nutrition (Elsevier). Reviewer. 09/2013 - 08/2014
  • Nutrition. Reviewer. 09/2013 - 09/2013
  • Regenerative Medicine Research. Reviewer. 09/2013 - 09/2013
  • Journal of Human Nutrition and Food Science. Member of the Editorial Board. 08/2013 - present
  • External (International) Examiner for PhD Thesis. PhD Thesis submitted to University of Madras, India. 08/2013 - 08/2013
  • Journal of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. Member of the Editorial Board. 06/2013 - present
  • Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (Elsevier). Reviewer. 05/2013 - 02/2016
  • Sepctrochimica Acta - Part A (Elsevier). Reviewer. 05/2013 - 05/2013
  • American Heart Association. Member of the American Heart Association Peer Review Committee. 04/2013 - 05/2014
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Springer). Reviewer. 01/2013 - 01/2013
  • Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2013. Judge for the Annual Award competition and Abstract Reviewer. 01/2013 - 01/2013
  • The Chinese Journal of Physiology. Reviewer. 01/2013 - 01/2013
  • British Journal of Nutrition (Cambridge Publication). Reviewer. 10/2012 - 10/2012
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag (Germany). Reviewed book chapter. Book: Systems Biology of Free Radicals & Anti-Oxidants. Editor: Dr. Issy Laher. 2012. 10/2012 - 10/2012
  • Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) 2012. Reviewed abstracts submitted to GW-ICC 2012 Asia Pacific Heart Congress, China, 11-14 October 2012. 10/2012 - 10/2012
  • Journal of Nutrition (American Society for Nutrition Publication). Reviewer. 10/2012 - 10/2012
  • Toxicology Letters (Elsevier). Reviewer. 12/2011 - 12/2011
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (American Chemical Society Publication). Reviewer. 11/2011 - 06/2014
  • Injury (Elsevier). Reviewer . 08/2011 - 06/2014
  • Journal of Integrative Medicine. Reviewer. 07/2011 - 02/2014
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition . Reviewer. 07/2011 - 04/2013
  • BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Reviewer. 04/2011 - 04/2011
  • Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer). Reviewer. 03/2011 - 07/2011
  • Cell Physiology and Biochemistry. Reviewer. 01/2011 - 01/2011
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research. Reviewer. 11/2010 - 08/2013
  • Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (Elsevier). Reviewer. 03/2010 - 03/2010
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology (Elsevier). Reviewer. 01/2010 - 01/2011
  • Investigational New Drugs (Springer Publication). Reviewer. 09/2009 - 09/2009
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Nature Publishing Group). Reviewer. 09/2009 - 09/2009
  • Process Biochemistry (Elsevier). Reviewer. 12/2008 - 12/2008
  • African Journal of Biochemistry. Member of the Editorial Board. 09/2007 - present
  • Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (Wiley-Blackwell Publication). Reviewer. 08/2007 - 07/2014
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, University Grants Commission- Government of India supported State Level Seminar on Recent Trends in Biosciences. Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi, India, 18 &19th February 2004. 02/18/2004 - 02/19/2004

Internal Service

  • College of Health Advisory Committee. Committee Member, 08/2019 - present. College service.
  • Judge for Bench 2 Bedside competition, Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City. Judge, 04/2019 - 04/2019. College service.
  • Poster Judge at the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019. Poster Judge, 04/2019 - 04/2019. College service.
  • Poster Judge at the Diabetes Metabolism Research Center Fall Retreat 2018. 10/2018 - 10/2018. University service.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Member, 08/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Mentor. Mentor, 05/2018 - present. University service.
  • Vice President for Research (VPR) Funding Incentive Seed Grant Reviewer. 06/2017 - 06/2017. University service.
  • Research Mentor for Leap Student. 10/2016 - 02/2018. University service.
  • Biology Honors Research Advisor. 06/2016 - present. University service.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Mentor. 01/2015 - present. University service.
  • Native American Research Internship (NARI) Program Mentor. 05/2014 - present. University service.
  • Graduate selection committee (Co-ordinated Masters Program). 04/2013 - 05/2016. Department service.
  • Graduate selection committee (Nutrition Sciences Program). 04/2013 - 05/2016. Department service.
  • Representative for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 12/2012 - 11/2016. College service.
  • College Computer Committee. 08/2012 - 07/2016. College service.

Community Partnership

  • American Heart Association – Heart Walk Team Kick Off: Presentation on the beneficial effects of green tea in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. New River Valley Heart Walk Team Kick-Off, at Blackbsurg Bull & Bones, 26 July 2011. 07/2011 - 07/2011
  • American Heart Association – Heart Walk: Presentation on role of dietary flavonoids in the prevention of vascular disease. Roanoke Heart Walk CEO Lunch, at the Roanoke Shenandoah Club, 15 March 2011. 03/2011 - 03/2011

Honors & Awards

  • Judge for the poster competition. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting at Chicago, 04/2017
  • Review article published in J Nutr Biochem listed as 'one of the 5 most highly cited papers' (Jan 2014 - Jun 2016). 08/2016
  • Judge for the poster competition , Experimental Biology Annual Meeting at San Diego. 04/02/2016
  • Selected for Vice President Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Program. 01/2015-12/2016 . 01/2016
  • Guest Editor: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity (Special Issue). 11/2014
  • Journal article featured in the ScienceDirect Top25 (Elsevier), Ranked 2nd on the Top25 for 'The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry', Oct-Dec 2013. 02/2014
  • Judge for the Annual Award competition, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting 2013. 04/2013
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Jul 2010 - June 2012. 07/01/2010
  • Travel support from USDA - Fourth International Scientific Symposium on Tea & Human Health 2007. 09/2007
  • Journal article featured in the ScienceDirect Top25 (Elsevier), Ranked 16th on the Top25 for Pharmacological Research, Apr - Jun 2007. 06/2007
  • Journal article featured in the ScienceDirect Top25 (Elsevier), Ranked 5th on the Top25 for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B, Apr-Jun 2007. 06/2007
  • Journal article featured in the ScienceDirect Top25 (Elsevier), Ranked 10th on the Top25 for Chemico Biological Interactions, Jul–Dec 2006 (Two quarters). 12/2006

Affiliations

  • Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS - SCN), Member, 01/2019 - present
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Professional Member, 11/2012 - present
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Professional member, 01/2009 - present

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