Nutrition and Metabolism


This research line is involved in understanding nutritional exposures linked to coexistence of low muscle mass and obesity.  Approaches include physiological studies of endocrinology, metabolism, body composition and specific approaches linked to assessment of muscle mass.

Sl No. Project Title Project Lead Year
1 De novo lipogenesis in adiposity and glycaemic control: Epigenetic mechanisms and associated metabolite profiles (Funded by: DBT / Wellcome Trust India Alliance) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay, DBT / Wellcome Trust India Alliance Clinical and Public Health Intermediate 2020
2 Human placental epigenetic regulation of fatty acids versus glucose transport: Role in fetal growth restriction (Funded by: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay 2019
3 Accurate estimation of changes in body composition, energy balance and nutritional status of Indian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during cancer treatment (Funded by: International Atomic Energy Agency) Dr. Rebecca Raj 2019
4 Acceptability of a food product in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (Funded by: KBITS, Government of Karnataka) Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan 2018
5 Diet Associated metabolomics profiles of diabetic nephropathy in South Asian Indians (Funded by: DBT) Dr. Arpita Mukhopadyay 2018
6 Biomarkers of iron status in women of reproductive age for prevention of anemia and birth defects in India (Funded by: Cornell University) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2018
7 Effect of dietary bioactive compounds on nocturnal fat oxidation among normal and overweight young adult males (Funded by: Intramural Funding) Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj 2017
8 13C Sucrose breath test as a biomarker of environmental enteric dysfunction in infants – A cross sectional study (Funded by: International Atomic Energy Agency) Dr. Nirupama S, Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Dr. Sarita D 2017
9 Integrated nutrition-agriculture strategies to inform public health (Funded by: Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowship) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2016
10 The development of proteomic markers to detect early iron overload with different dietary supplementation strategies using ferrous pyrophosphate in its nano form Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal 2012
11 Understanding the determinants of adiposity among newborns of Indian ancestry in Canada and India. The South Asian Birth Cohort Cohort (START) (Funded by: ICMR) Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2010
12 Vitamin B12: Its bioavailability and effect in a balanced protein supplement on sulfur amino acid and methyl transfer kinetics in Indian pregnancy (In collaboration with Dr. Anura V Kurpad) Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal 2010