Rekha Yesudas

Rekha Yesudas

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department : Biology

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7836

Office : LEO 413


PHD, University of Kerala
MPHIL, University of Kerala
MS, University of Kerala
BS, University of Kerala



  • Role of sodium glucose transporters in diabetic primary human kidney proximal tubule cells.
  • Molecular mechanisms of activation and regulation of Angiotensin II (G-protein coupled) receptor
  • Cytochrome P450 Reductase (CPR) gene silencing


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Human Physiology/Cell Biology (2006-2009)

     Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX

Instructor/Full time (2009-2012): Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX, USA

     Instructed, life sciences, human anatomy and physiology I and II (to nursing major students)

                  [A&P lab: cat and cadaver based; pathology based lectures, including case studies]

Natural History Museum curator (2011-2012): Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX

     Managed museum, conducting tours, taking care of specimens

Lecturer/Full time (2005-2006): Mar Ivanios College, University of Kerala

                           Undergraduate and graduate level 

Guest Lecturer/Full time (1998-2003): Mar Ivanios College, University of Kerala

                          Lecture and lab: undergraduate and graduate level


Cell and molecular biology training from Regional Cancer Center, Kerala

Microbiology and biotechnology training from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Kerala

Publications & Professional Activities


  1. Rekha Yesudas, Upendra Gumaste, Russell Snyder, Thomas Thekkumkara. (2012). Tannic Acid Down-Regulates the Angiotensin type 1 receptor through a MAP Kinase dependent mechanism. Molecular Endocrinology. Vol. 26 no. 3 458-470.
  1. Rekha Yesudas, Russell Snyder, Thomas Abbruscato, Thomas Thekkumkara (2012). Role of Sodium glucose transporters in high glucose mediated down-regulation of human Angiotensin type-1 receptors. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology.
  1. Pillai V. C., Rekha Yesudas, Shaik, I. H., Thekkumkara T. J., Bickel U, Srivenugopal K. S. and Mehvar R. (2010) Delivery of NADPH-cytochrome P450 Reductase Antisense Oligos Using Avidin-Biotin Approach. Bioconjugate Chemistry. 21(2), 203-207.


Honors & Awards

Cell and Molecular Physiology Section Research Recognition Award: 2009

             The American Physiological Society

Research Day Best Presentation award: 2008

                  Subject: Human Physiology/Cell and Molecular Biology

                  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, TX, USA                                

Senior Research Fellowship: 2003   

      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India

Junior Research Fellowship: 2001

      Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India

National Eligibility Test for Lectureship: 2000

       University Grants Commission of India (eligibility to teach University level life science courses)

 Identification of a new parasite: 2004, Dinurus ivanosi sp. nov. Parasitology Research. 92(5):380-383.

Courses Taught/Teaching

BIOL 111      General Biology I
BIOL 113      General Biology Laboratory I
BIOL 207      Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 209      Anatomy And Physiology Lab I
BIOL 222      Biology for Engineers

BIOL 208 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 210 Anatomy and Physiology Lab II

BIOL 320 Animal Physiology

BIOL 324 Animal Physiology Lab