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  Manoj Govindarajulu
Degree Program: Ph.D., Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: 2016
Advisor: Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Ph.D.
Email: yma0002@auburn.edu

B.S., medicine and surgery - Bangalore (India), 2005
MD., Medicine – Bangalore (India), 2014

Research Areas:

  • Neuroscience
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Aging and cognition

Manoj Govindarajulu area of research focuses on the signaling mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and innovative therapeutic strategies involved. Govindarajulu’s current research study involves studying PPAR gamma agonists (drugs used as insulin sensitizers in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 patients) to improve cognitive deficits and the pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease in a transgenic mouse model. Further evaluation of these compounds will lead to increased knowledge base for identifying molecular targets that will ameliorate memory deficits associated with AD. Findings from this study will advance the knowledge base and beneficial mechanistic insights into PPAR gamma modes of action against AD. MD physician with experience in academic and professional clinical practice, with special interest in neuroscience and neuroendocrine research.


  • Efficacy and Safety Of Voglibose versus Acarbose as Add on Therapy to Metformin and Sulfonlyurea in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – A Comparative Randomized Controlled Study: The study focused on control of post prandial sugars in Indian patients who were predominantly rice consumers; MSRMCH, Nov 2011 – Sept 2013
  • Efficacy of Levothyroxine Preparations in Primary Hypothyroidism - A Randomized Controlled Study: Aim of study was to find out if changing different preparations of levothyroxine had any significant changes in controlling hypothyroidism, MSRMCH, Nov 2011 – Dec 2013
  • Retrospective Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in a Tertiary Care Hospital: Study aimed to evaluate antibiotic use in empirical therapy and its compliance to hospital antibiotic policy; MSRCH, Dec 2011 – March 2012
  • Comparative Study of Contraceptive Measures and Family Planning in Urban and Rural Population: Purpose of study to evaluate knowledge, attitude and practice of urban and rural populations about contraception and family planning measures; DBRAMCH, Nov 2002 – Feb 2003

Last Updated: December 6, 2016