Srinivas Mummidi, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute

School of Medicine

Office: Edinburg Research Education Building, Room 2.120

1214 West Schunior Street

Edinburg, TX 78541

Phone: +1 (956)-665-6423
Email: srinivas.mummidi@utrgv.edu

Education

1996 Ph.D. Immunobiology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1990 M.S. Veterinary Immunology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute


Research Focus

Dr. Mummidi has a long-standing interest in the molecular and genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases and complex diseases with a focus on understanding inter-individual differences in disease susceptibility and progression. Pioneering work during Dr. Mummidi’s post-doctoral fellowship led to the discovery of polymorphisms in CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5; a coreceptor for HIV-1 entry) regulatory regions and their influence on HIV disease transmission and progression. His current work is focused on functional genomics and OMIC studies related to human infectious diseases. In addition to this work, Dr. Mummidi has established collaborations in OMIC studies of complex diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, and tuberculosis and animal models of cardiovascular disease. Recently, Dr. Mummidi together with other members of the department, initiated collaborations with Drs. Ruben Martinez, and Dora Martinez, who are physicians at the Valley AIDS Council, Harlingen, TX. Given the high prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk in South Texas, this cohort gives a unique opportunity to conduct in-depth studies on HIV/ART-related complications in this vulnerable population. Dr. Mummidi’s research has been supported by grants from the NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Heart Association for more than two decades.

Intramural Appointments

    Extramural Appointments

  • Member, Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee

  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE

  • Academic Editor, Biomolecules

 

Recent Publications

Collaborating Institutions

  • Kansas State University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio