|Scientist ‘E' & HOD |
Drug Safety Division
His research deals with understanding the molecular mechanisms of nutrient absorption/interactions and their modulation by other dietary components with a focus to improve bioavailability of micronutrients. He is part of the research team that is studying the mechanism of absorption, interactions and bioavailability of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A carotenoids using cell culture and animal models. He specializes in using in vitro approaches to simulate digestion and study the intestinal absorption of iron from foods with potential applications in food fortification and bio-fortification.
In addition, his group collaborates with clinicians in undertaking cross sectional surveys, intervention studies and contribute to the laboratory analysis of blood micronutrient markers using variety of immunological and chromatographic methods.