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About Srujana Rayalam

Dr. Rayalam is the recipient of the first ‘Virbac Animal Health - Soloxine Award’ for her work on feline thyrotropin during her doctoral program and is a Morris Animal Foundation Fellow. Before joining PCOM, Dr. Rayalam worked as a research faculty in the Dept. of Animal and Dairy Science at the University of Georgia. Her major research interests are in the fields of obesity, post-menopausal osteoporosis and phytochemicals. Dr. Rayalam has authored/co-authored over 30 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and contributed several chapters to the text/reference books for DVM and graduate students. Her work on phytochemicals and obesity is patented and has been cited in several magazines including Women’s World.

Teaching has always been a passion for Dr. Rayalam. She primarily teaches physiology and pathophysiology to first-year PharmD students and is also involved in teaching multiple courses across the PharmD curriculum.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Research Interests


Grants

2017 - Present Synergistic anti-obesity effects of immunomodulatory glycans and phytochemicals
CSRO
Role: PI
$10,000
2016 Role of AMPK pathway in xanthohumol induced anti-obesity effects
CSRO
Role: PI
$13,000
2016 Synergistic effects of phytochemicals and immunomodulatory glycans LNFPIII on the beiging of adipocytes: a novel therapeutic approach for obesity
CCDA
Role: PI
$9,600
2014 Anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and pro-osteogenic effects of phytochemicals plus vitamin D in post-menopausal rat model
PCOM
Role: PI
$9,600
2014 The search for compounds that stimulate thermogenesis and induce transdifferentiation of white to beige adipocytes
PCOM
Role: PI
$8,600
2012 Phytochemicals induce transdifferentiation of white to brown like adipocytes
PCOM
Role: PI
$16,500
2012 Vitamin D and Phytochemicals for Prevention of Obesity and Osteoporosis
CCDA
Role: PI
$9,600
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, American Society for Nutrition
Member, American Veterinary Medical Association
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochimie
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of animal science and biotechnology
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Lipids in health and disease
Grant Review Panel, National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Exploratory Research program
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nutrients
Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLOS One
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Physiological Research
Member, Phytomedicine
Member, The Endocrine Society
Member, The Obesity Society
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Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year 2016, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Educator of Excellence - Champions of Healthcare – PCOM GA Campus, 2015
  • Teacher of the Year 2015, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Peach Award 2013, PCOM School of Pharmacy
  • Virbac Animal Health - Soloxine Award for achievement in excellence of endocrinology
  • Morris Animal Foundation Fellow
  • Veterinary Medical Experiment Station Fellowship, University of Georgia, 2002
  • Indian Association of Lady Veterinarians-Chapter Book Prize, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year 2018, PCOM School of Pharmacy

Courses

  • Anatomy Lab
  • Integrated Therapeutics IV
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology I and II

Education

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PhD, University of Georgia
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BVSc&AH (DVM), Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
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Contact Information

P: 678-407-7358

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Scholarly Articles (43)