Dr. Vijay Boggaram is a Professor (Tenured) in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Boggaram has trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has served the university as a chair or a member of several institutional committees. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals, and Federal and Private funding agencies.

Education and Training

  • Research Instructor, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • MSc, Biochemistry, University of Mysore, India

Courses Taught

  • BIOT 5211 Advanced Biotechniques
  • BIOT 5221 Proteins & Nucleic Acids
  • BIOT 5310 Fundamentals of Biomedical Research
  • BIOT 6311 Biotechnology I

Research Focus

  • Lung surfactant
  • Innate Immunity
  • Organic dust induced lung inflammation

  • Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), India, Invited Lecturer - 2017
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Travel Fellowship - 2006,2015
  • Endocrine Society Travel Grant - 1988
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX - 1981
  • University of Stockholm Travel Grant to attend the 7th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins, Ann Arbor, MI - 1981
  • Fellowship for Doctoral Research, University of Stockholm, Sweden - 1976
  • Merit Scholarship, University of Mysore, India - 1976

Recent Publications (total number of peer-reviewed publications = 68)

  • Meganathan V, Hamilton CE, Natarajan K, Keshava S, and Boggaram, V. NADPH oxidases control induction of inflammatory mediator expression by organic dust. FASEB J 36: e22381; 2022.
  • Meganathan V, Moyana R, Natarajan K, Kujur W, Kusampudi S, Mulik S and Boggaram, V. Bacterial extracellular vesicles isolated from organic dust induce neutrophilic inflammation in the lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 319: L893-L907, 2020.
  • Natarajan K, Meganathan V, Mitchell C, and Boggaram V. Organic dust induces inflammatory gene expression in lung epithelial cells via ROS-dependent STAT-3 activation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 317(1): L127-L140, 2019.
  • Natarajan K, Gangam K, Meganathan V, Gottipati K, Mitchell C, and Boggaram V. Organic dust inhibits surfactant protein expression by reducing thyroid transcription factor-1 levels in human lung epithelial cells. Innate Immun 25(2):118-131, 2019.
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