Dr. Ravindra Sharma is a post-doctoral research associate in Prof. Mohan Raizada’s lab. Recently, Dr. Sharma has received New Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) in Council on Hypertension Meeting 2018 at Chicago, IL. He was also invited to give a talk on his work entitled “protective role of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2) in pulmonary hypertension”. This award presented to up to 10 qualified new investigators selected to present abstract at Council on Hypertension Meeting. The Council on Hypertension of AHA also supported Dr. Sharma by providing travel assistance for attending this annual conference. More recently, Dr. Sharma’s abstract received “Best of AHA Specialty Conferences Invitation at Scientific Sessions 2018” taking place in November 10-12, Chicago, IL. This abstract is selected to present at one of the American Heart Association’s Specialty Conferences in 2018 is among the top 10 percent of the accepted abstracts presented at the conference. Dr. Sharma’s research focus is to explore the neurogenic components involved in the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension, he has recently discovered that microglial activation, neuro-inflammation in the cardio-regulatory brain regions participate in autonomic dysfunctions and eventually contribute to pulmonary hypertension and associated right heart pathologies. The overall aim of these studies to provide significant therapeutic approach for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
Congratulations Dr. Sharma!