Associate Editor

Vasudeva G. Kamath, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Human Genetics
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Middletown, NY, USA



• Graduate: PhD: Biochemistry (Awarded, April -2008), Mysore University, Mysore, India. Work was carried out at Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India.
• Master’s: M.Sc. By the faculty of science in Medical Biochemistry, with Human Anatomy and Physiology as supportive subjects. July -2001, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
• Bachelor’s: B.Sc. Major in Chemistry, Botany & Microbiology and minor in English and Sanskrit. June -1998, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore University, Mangalore, India.


• July 2015 – present: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY.
• October 6th 2011- June 30th 2015: Fixed-term Faculty at Department of Foundational Sciences, College of Medicine, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA.
• August 9th 2010 – October 4th 2011:Post-Doctoral Associate at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, South Bend, IN, USA.
• November 11th 2008 – July 21st 2010:Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne state University, Detroit, MI, USA.
• October 15th 2007 – October 31st 2008:Scientist-Biological Research at SAMI LABS Limited, Corporate and R&D Unit, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
• July 23rd 2004 – August 21st 2007:Senior Research Fellow at Food Protectants and Infestation Control Department, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) Mysore, Karnataka, India.
• October 29th 2001 – June 30th 2004: Research Assistant at Food Protectants and Infestation Control Department, CFTRI, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Mitochondrial anti-cancer and antiviral nucleoside analog toxicity, Deoxynucleotide metabolism, Mitochondrial disease, Glucose stimulated insulin secretion, Histidine phosphorylation, Small G-proteins, Farnesylation and geranylation of proteins involved in insulin secretion.

Scientific Activities


1. Association of Biochemistry Educator, USA.
2. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
3. International Society of Antiviral Research, USA.
4. The American Society for Cell Biology, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
5. Reviewer of Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology and Journal of Food Science and technology
6. Eck Institute for Global Health (2010-2011), University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.


From my early days as a teenager I have been involved in community service program, where I have volunteered in community food distribution programs. Friends of an elderly, at Mysore old age home. I have offered my time with aged, neglected elders in old age home by talking and listening to them. Central Michigan University Niijkewehn Mentoring Program for American Indian youth.



1. Kamath VG. Is it time to start using mitochondrial DNA copy number as an indicator of health and diseases? Cancer Stud Mol Med Open J. 2017; 3(2): 21-22. doi: 10.17140/CSMMOJ-3-118
2. Mukherji A, Onikoyi O and Kamath V. (2015) Pancreas: Do All roads lead to mitochondria? Pancreas 1(1) 1-3.
3. Snowdin JW, Hsiung CH, Kesterson DG, Kamath VG and McKee EE (2015)Effects of Zidovudine Treatment on Heart mRNA Expression and Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number Associated with Alterations in Deoxynucleoside Triphosphate Composition in a Neonatal Rat Model.Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Oct;59(10):6328-36.
4. Vazquez EJ, Berthiaume JM, Kamath V, Achike O, Buchanan E, Montano MM, Chandler MP, Miyagi M, Rosca MG. (2015) Mitochondrial complex I defect and increased fatty acid oxidation enhance protein lysine acetylation in the diabetic heart. Cardiovasc Res. Sep 1;107(4):453-65.
5. Kamath VG, Hsiung C-H, Lizenby ZJ and McKee EE (2014) Heart Mitochondrial TTP Synthesis and the Compartmentalization of TMP. J Biol Chem Jan 23;290(4):2034-41.
6. Kamath V, Kyathanahalli CN, Jayaram B, Syed I, Olson LK, Ludwig K, Klumpp S, Krieglstein J, Kowluru A. (2010) Regulation of glucose-and mitochondrial fuel-induced insulin secretion by a cytosolic protein histidine phosphatase in pancreatic β-cells. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 299(2), E276-286.
7. Kowluru A, Veluthakal R, Rhodes CJ, Kamath V, Syed I, Koch BJ. (2010) Protein farnesylation-dependent raf/erk signaling links to cytoskeletal remodeling to facilitate glucose-induced insulin secretion in pancreatic β-cells. Diabetes59, 967-977.
8. Goalstone M, Kamath V, Kowluru A. (2010) Glucose activates prenyltransferases in pancreatic islet beta-cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication, 391(1):895-898.
9. Singh N, Kamath V, Narasimhamurthy K, Rajini PS. (2008) Protective effect of potato peel extract against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury in rats. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 26(2), 241-244.
10. Kamath V, Joshi AKR, Rajini PS. (2008) Biochemical perturbations in rat pancreas induced by dimethoate an organophorsphorous insecticide and its attenuation by cashew skin extract. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 90, 58-65.
11. Kamath V, Rajini PS. (2007) Altered glucose homeostasis and oxidative impairment in pancreas of rats subjected to dimethoate intoxication. Toxicology 231, 137-146.
12. Kamath V, Rajini P S (2007) The efficacy of Cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L) skin extract as a free radical scavenger. Food Chemistry 103, 428-433.
13. Kamath V, Niketh S, Chandrashekar A, Rajini PS. (2007) Chymotryptic hydrolysates of α-kafirin, the storage protein of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) exhibited Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitory activity. Food Chemistry 100(1), 306-311.
14. Kamath V, Rajini PS, Lohith K, Somashekar BR, Diwakar S. (2006) Angiotensin converting enzymes inhibitory activity of amino acid esters of carbohydrates. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 38, 89-93.
15. Singh N, Kamath V, Rajini PS (2005) Protective effect of potato peel powder in ameliorating oxidative stress in streptozotocin diabetic rats. Plant Foods for Human Nutrtion 60, 49-54.
16. Singh N, Kamath V, Rajini PS (2005) Attenuation of hyperglycemia and associated biochemical parameters in STZ-induced diabetic rats by dietary supplementation of potato peel powder Clinica Chimica Acta 353, 165-175.
17. Kamath V, Chandrashekar A, Rajini PS (2004) Antiradical properties of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) flour extracts. Journal of Cereal Science 40, 283-288.