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Patel Joins Faculty

Sanket Patel Appointed to Research Assistant Professor in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

December 28 — Sanket N. Patel, Ph.D., who has worked as a postdoctoral/staff researcher in UH College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2014, has been appointed as a research assistant professor in the department. 

Sanket PatelPatel earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees from St. John's University in New York, during which he was awarded a one-year competitive research fellowship, and his bachelor of Pharmacy degree from L.M. College of Pharmacy at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. 

He has been a laboratory member of Tahir Hussain, Ph.D., FAHA, Joseph P. and Shirley Shipman Buckley Professor in Drug Discovery and Associate Vice Dean for Research & Graduate Programs, since joining the college as a postdoctoral fellow in 2014. 

Patel has been studying the molecular mechanisms of angiotensin-II type 2 receptor activation in combating oxidative stress, adiposity, inflammation and kidney dysfunction. 

During his time at the college, Patel has been awarded the 2019 Biotex Laboratories Junior Scientist Award in Immunology by Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA), the 2016 Kidney Council New Investigator Award by the American Heart Association, and 1st place oral presentation recipient at ASIOA's 7th National Meeting in 2017.

His work has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, Hypertension, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. He also serves as an academic editor for the journal Medicine, and is a reviewer for multiple journals.