Dr. Ravi Dasu, a native of India, completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Nagarjuna University and University of Hyderabad respectively, and earned his doctorate at the Jiwaji University. During his years as a postdoctoral scholar, he studied the genomics of major injury and trauma using micro array gene expression profiling as the tool in various cell, animal, and human models.
Over the past five years, Dr. Dasu has been actively studying the role of innate immune system activation in metabolic diseases. He has been awarded the American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award for delineating the inflammatory signaling pathways in type 2 diabetes. In addition, he has taught biochemistry, immunology and molecular biology based hands on courses at UC Davis. Dr. Dasu holds an associate research professor/scientist position at the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, UC Davis, CA.
Presently, Dr. Dasu works within the Office of Professional Studies programs providing students with academic support in both the Medical Biochemistry and Medical Immunology courses at the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies.