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Dhiraj Vattem

Dhiraj Vattem
Professor
Grover Center W122
Athens Campus

Education

  • PhD, University of Massachussets-Amherst, 2004
  • MS, Central Food Technological Research Institute, 1999
  • MS, Delhi University

Research/Professional Interests

  • Natural products, dietary ingredients, micronutrients, dietary supplements and probiotics for therapeutic modulation of stress response signaling relevant to aging, neurodegeneration and metabolic diseases.

Publications

  • Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Natural Products: Concepts and Applications, (ISBN: 978-1-932078-83-1), DEStech Publications, Inc. Lancaster, PA 17602-4967, Editors: Dhiraj Vattem & Vatsala Maitin-(2016). 836 pages.
  • Ma, H., DaSilva, N.A., Liu, W., Nahar, P.P., Wei, Z., Liu, Y., Pham, P.T., Crews, R., Vattem, D.A., Slitt, A.L. and Shaikh, Z.A., 2016. Effects of a Standardized Phenolic-Enriched Maple Syrup Extract on β-Amyloid Aggregation, Neuroinflammation in Microglial and Neuronal Cells, and β-Amyloid Induced Neurotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Neurochemical research, 41(11), pp.2836-2847.
  • Yuan T, Ma H, Liu W, Shah N, Niesen DB, Stavinoha RC, Vattem DA, Seeram NP. (2016) Pomegranate’s Effects against Alzheimer’s Disease Are Mediated by Urolithins, its Ellagitannin-Gut Microbial Derived Metabolites. ACS Chem Neurosci. 7: 22-33.
  • Azevedo JCS, Stavinoha JC, Borges KC, Correia RTP, Vattem DA.(2015) Evaluation of different post-harvest dehydration technologies on the in vivo neuroprotective effect of Camu camu (Myrciaria dúbia H. B. K. (McVaugh)) Food Res. Int. 73:135–141.
  • Vattem DA; DeLeon RC (2013) Modulation of redox homeostasis by Lamiaceae herbs in seminal vesicles of Lumbricus terrestris. Fr. Rad. Antiox. 3(2): 93-99.
  • Vattem DA; DeLeon RC (2013) Modulation of redox homeostasis by Lamiaceae herbs in seminal vesicles of Lumbricus terrestris. Fr. Rad. Antiox. 3(2): 93-99.
  • Sha Q; Vattem D.A.; Forstener MJ; Hahn D. (2013) Characterization and persistence of non-native species of Salmonella in water systems and biofilms. Microb. Ecol. 65 (1): 60-67

Grants

  • Project Title: Identification and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of natural products, including cannabis, for neuronal disease, inflammatory disease and cancer
    John Kopchick (PI) Shiyong Wu (Co-PI) Dhiraj Vattem ( Co-PI)
    Source of Support: Black Elk Biotechnology
    Total Award Budget: $1,850,000     Award Performance Period: 10/01/2016 – 09/30/2021

University/Professional Service

  • Director, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness