Dr. Poorna CR Yalagala is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA. He earned Ph.D in Biochemistry at CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, India. His long term basic research was deeply focused Synthesis of Lipids, Blending of Dietary Oils, Dietary Studies in Mice, Rats and Rabbits, Lipid Oxidation, Membrane Lipids, Lipid Biochemistry and Lipid Immunology. He is expert in identifying the molecular mechanisms affected by dietary lipids, by using Gas chromatography/ Mass Spectrophotometry, Thin Layer Chromatography, Western Blotting, PCR and Cell Culture experiments etc. His research is also focused in product development, bioactive compounds and nutrition. Currently, he has 14 years of experience and published in 22 research articles in highly reputed journals, recently filed an US patent. He is Life member In Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI), Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), and student member in American Society of Nutrition, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), American Oil Chemists society (AOCS).
Dr. Poorna CR Yalagala is interested in the field of Lipid Nutrition. Currently, he is focusing on synthesis of lysophosphatidylcholine form of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Stroke and Depression.