• PhD, Molecular Genetics, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohm, Naples, Italy, 2006
  • MS, Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1993

Research Interests

Skeletal muscle loss is the major component of many chronic diseases including cirrhosis, obesity, NAFLD and adversely affects survival, and quality of life. Despite increasing recognition that management of muscle loss is likely to improve outcomes, there are no established and effective therapies to reverse skeletal muscle loss in cirrhosis. Our current studies focus on the upstream regulation of a novel regulatory crosstalk between the cytoribosome and mitoribosome gene regulation and ß-catenin-cMYC signaling during skeletal muscle atrophy.

Selected Publications

  1. Davuluri G, Welch N, Alsabbagh KA, Maradumane M, Kumar A, Kant S, Gangadhariah M, Thapaliya S, Stine M, McMullen MR, McCullough RL, Stark GR, Nagy LE, Naga Prasad SV*, Dasarathy S. Activated protein phosphatase 2A disrupts nutrient sensing balance between mTORC1 and AMPK causing sarcopenia in alcoholic liver disease. J of Hepatology (2019).
  2. Davuluri G, Guisto M, Alsabbagh K, Chandel R, Kumar A, Welch N, Kim A, Gangadariah M, Kant S, Ghosh PK, Tran U, Krajick DM , Kommireddy V, DiDonato AJ, Didonato J, Monga SP, Wang Y, Stark G, Wessely O, Esser K, Dasarathi S. Impaired Ribosomal Biogenesis by Non-Canonical Degradation of ß-catenin during Hyperammonemia. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2019. PMID: 31138664.
  3. Davuluri G, Krokowski D, Guan BJ, Kumar A, Thapaliya S, Singh D, Hatzoglou M, Dasarathy S. Metabolic adaptation of skeletal muscle to hyperammonemia drives the beneficial effects of L-leucine in cirrhosis. J of Hepatology. 2017. 65(5):929-937. PMID: 27318325.
  4. Davuluri G, Allawy A, Thapaliya S, Rennison JH, Singh D, Kumar A, Sandlers Y, Van Wagoner DR, Flask CA, Hoppel C, Kasumov T, Dasarathy S. Hyperammonemia induced skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction results in cataplerosis and oxidative stress. The Journal of physiology. 2016. 594(24):7341-7360. PMID: 27558544.
  5. Davuluri G, Ping Song, Zhuoming Liu, Michael R. Green and Devireddy L. Inactivation of 3-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase 2 delays zebrafish erythroid maturation by conferring premature mitophagy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A (PNAS). 2016. 113(11):E1460-1469.PMID: 26929344.
  6. Cynthia Tsien*, Davuluri G*, Dharmvir Singh, Allawy Allawy, Gabrie AM Ten Have, Samjhana Thapaliya, John M Schulze, David Barnes, Arthur J McCullough, Marielle P.K.J. Engelen, Nicolaas E.P. Deutz, Srinivasan Dasarathy. Leucine reverses anabolic resistance in compensated alcoholic cirrhosis via mTOR1 activation. Hepatology. 2015. (*co first author). 61(6):2018-2029. PMID: 25613922.
  7. Davuluri G*, Nan Gao*, Kaestner KH and Michael Pack. Conditional Inactivation of ELYS in mouse intestine causes apoptosis and DNA damage responses in tissue progenitor cells. Gastroenterology. 2011. (*co first Author). 140(5):1547-1555.PMID: 21315719.
  8. Davuluri G, Weilong Gong, Kristin Lorent, Shamila Yusuff, Manimegalai Muthumani, Amy C. Dolan, Gary Kao and Michael Pack. Mutation of zebrafish elys disrupts nuclear pore complex assembly and sensitizes tissue progenitors to replication stress. PLoS. Genetics. 2008. 4(10):e1000240. PMID: 18974873.
  9. Davuluri G, Ageeth van Tuinen and Chris Bowler. Fruit-specific RNAi-mediated suppression of DET1 enhances carotenoid and flavonoid content in tomatoes. Nature Biotechnology. 2005. 23(7):890-895. PMID: 15951803.