Member Spotlight

Nageswar Kanuri, PhD

November 08, 2021

Dr. Nageswar Kanuri’s research interest involves interdisciplinary systems and holistic, integrative approaches to designing evidence-based, patient centric therapies for the treatment and mitigation of lifestyle disorders. Dr. Kanuri received a master’s degree in Pharmacology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He earned a PhD from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at the Central Drug Research Institute in India. 

His doctoral thesis focused on understanding the role of redox systems during the progression of diet-induced insulin resistance and obesity. He later joined the lab of Dr. Shailendra B. Patel at the University of Cincinnati as a postdoctoral research fellow where he studied a broad range of tissue/organ effects caused due to alterations in endogenous cholesterol and xenosterol metabolism. Dr. Kanuri recently transitioned to the University of Cincinnati, Division of Cardiovascular Heath and Disease. His latest project is aimed at dissecting neurocardiac relations with a focus on autonomic nervous system modulation, using neurophotonics to prevent sudden cardiac death in failing hearts. 

He hopes that his strong background in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and personalized nutrition combined with his research experience will provide him with opportunities to further explore systems and holistic health. Dr. Kanuri’s research allows him to integrate his previous experience in metabolic and endocrine pharmacology with his neurocardiac and cardiovascular endocrine expertise. These interests, in addition to his recommendations for lifestyle and dietary changes, aid in his design of improved, patient-centric treatment modalities.

What is your favorite Endocrine Society memory? 

My favorite experience was attending Endocrine Society’s virtual annual meeting, ‘ENDO Online 2020.’ 

What advice would you give for someone looking to become more involved in the Endocrine Society?

Getting involved in Endocrine Society activities will provide a researcher with multiple options to develop their career. Becoming a volunteer member leader for any length of time is a key benefit that all members should consider. Actively participating in leadership activities allows members to build a professional niche with fellow endocrinologists; as well as helping them find potential collaborators for future research. 

How has the Endocrine Society supported your professional development/career journey?

Endocrine Society provided me with the professional development necessary to find a prospective faculty position in future.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy yoga, meditation, and playing with my two lovely boys. These activities help me maintain mind and body balance. 
If you were in a room with all other members of the Endocrine Society, what is the one question you would want to ask the other members and get their feedback on?

What progress has been made on designing and testing integrated, patient-centric therapies for the treatment of lifestyle disorders/diseases, such as diabetes or obesity?

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I advise all budding researchers to follow this path for a productive research career in endocrinology.  

  • Collect data and research
  • Connect with fellow researchers
  • Collective efforts for productive outcomes
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