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Vishwanatha K Rao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Neuroscience
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Dr. Kurutihalli Vishwanatha is a protein biochemist with experience managing multiple research projects in the areas of fungal proteases, secretory pathway of neuroendocrine proteins and Rho-GEF signaling complexes.

B.Sc.University of Agricultural SciencesAgriculture
M.Sc.University of Agricultural SciencesGenetics and Plant Breeding
Ph.D.University of MysoreBiochemistry (Fungal Acid Proteases)

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity of MysoreGraduate Fellowship, Central Food Technological Research Institute
PostdoctoralUConn School of MedicinePostdoctoral Fellow, Biochemical and Structural Characterization of PAM, and Amidating Enzyme

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Graduate FellowshipCSIR-India
Certificate of Merit for Being Among the Top 5 Percent of Selected Candidates for the Graduate FellowshipCSIR-India
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Neuroscience Department Annual Retreat-2019Workshop/ConferenceCo-OrganizerUConn HealthUniversity2019
BMC Biochemistry Journal of Biomedical Sciences Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry NeuropeptidesProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalInternational20172017

Neuropeptide amidation
Rho-GEF signalling

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Neuropeptide Synthesis and Storage
    K.S. Vishwanatha, J.A. Sobota, B.A. Eipper, and R.E. Mains Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology 2017 Oct;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Peptidylglycine alpha-Amidating Monooxygenase (PAM) interacts with V-ATPase and alters its response to hypoxiaPosterInternational Hypoxia Meeting2018University of Oxford, UK
Expression of Peptidylglycine alpha-Amidating Monooxygenase (PAM) alters the response of pituitary cells to hypoxiaPosterInternational Hypoxia Meeting2018University of Oxford, UK
Exosomes Derived from Mouse Pituitary Corticotrope Cells Reveal Presence of PAM and V-ATPasePosterInnovation Fellows Research Day2018UConn Health, Farmington USA
Endocytosed PAM, MPR and EGF traverse a dynamic multivesicular body network togetherPosterAmerican Society of Cell Biology2017Philadelphia, PA
Molecular determinants of Vacuolar-type H+ ATPase driven luminal acidificationPosterSACNAS-National Diversity in STEM conference2017Salt Lake city, Utah