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Satya P. Kalra, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Home Phone:  (352) 373-4739
Email:             skalra@ufl.edu

Education:

1966 Ph.D. University of Delhi, India
1968-1969  Postdoc Research Fellowship in Neuroendocrinology of Reproduction
                     Department of Anatomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1969-1971  Postdoc Research Fellowship in Neuroendocrinology of Pituitary Functions
                     Department of Physiology, University of Texas, Dallas, TX

Kalra Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments:

1966-1968     Research Associate, University of Delhi, India
1971-1976     Assistant Professor, Department. of OB/GYN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
1976-1981      Associate Professor, Department. of OB/GYN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
1982-1990     
Professor, Department. of OB/GYN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
1993-2005       Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
2005-present  Distinguished Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida,
                           Gainesville, FL 
2006-present  Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida
                         College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Research Focus

1. Decipher neural circuits that control appetite, and energy balance

2. Identify signals produced by fat cells that act in the brain to control weight gain, blood glucose, energy expenditure ,cardiovascular function and bone growth

3. Identify brain sites vulnerable to environment and metabolic insults leading to diseases, such as abnormal rate of weight gain, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular ailments

4. Evaluate Gene Therapy in the brain to correct metabolic diseases