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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Reas Khan Sulaimankutty, Ph.D.

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Research Associate of Ophthalmology
Department: Ophthalmology

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Department of Ophthalmology
FM Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania
308 Stellar Chance Building
422 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.Sc. (Chemistry, Botany & Industrial Microbiology)
Bangalore University, Bangalor, India, 2000.
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India , 2003.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India , 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Junior Research Fellow, Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Centre for Neuroscience, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India , 2004-2006.
Senior Research Fellow, Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Centre for Neuroscience, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India, 2006-2007.
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Neuroscience, Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin, India, 2007-2008.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blood Brain Barrier Lab, Pennington Biomedical Research Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008-2010.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Ophthalmology, FM Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2010-present.
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Selected Publications

Reas Sulaimankutty, Kimberly Dine, Esteban Luna, Clarence Ahlem, Kenneth Shindler : Preservation of retinal ganglion cell function and attenuation of axonal loss by HE3286, a synthetic derivative of natural steroid, Beta-AET during experimental optic neuritis. OSA Vision Meeting, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2014 Notes: Poster.

Khan Reas S, Dine Kimberly, Luna Esteban, Ahlem Clarence, Shindler Kenneth S: HE3286 reduces axonal loss and preserves retinal ganglion cell function in experimental optic neuritis. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 55(9): 5744-51, Sep 2014.

Esteban Luna Reas S Khan, Kimberly Dine, Kenneth Shindler.: Resveratrol and BBI combinational therapy in experimental optic neuritis. ARVO international Conference, Orlando, FL May 2014 Notes: Travel award recipient poster.

Reas Sulaimankutty, Kimberly Dine, Esteban Luna, Clarence Ahlem, Kenneth Shindler: HE3286 reduces axonal loss and preserves retinal ganglion cell function in experimental optic neuritis. ARVO International Conference, Orlando, FL May 2014 Notes: Poster.

Reas Sulaimankutty, Kimberly Dine, Esteban Luna, Clarence Ahlem, Kenneth Shindler: HE3286 reduces axonal loss and preserves retinal ganglion cell function in experimental optic neuritis. MINS 29th Annual Retreat, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA April 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Chatterjee Dhriti, Addya Sankar, Khan Reas S, Kenyon Lawrence C, Choe Alexander, Cohrs Randall J, Shindler Kenneth S, Sarma Jayasri Das: Mouse hepatitis virus infection upregulates genes involved in innate immune responses. PloS one 9(10): e111351, 2014.

Khan Reas S, Dine Kimberly, Das Sarma Jayasri, Shindler Kenneth S: SIRT1 activating compounds reduce oxidative stress mediated neuronal loss in viral induced CNS demyelinating disease. Acta neuropathologica communications 2: 3, 2014.

Reas Sulaimankutty, Kimberly Dine, Kenneth S Shindler: Dexras1 Mediates Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss Induced by NMDA Excitotoxicity, PMNC Symposium, Philadelphia PA Dec 2013 Notes: Poster presentation.

Zuo Ling, Khan Reas S, Lee Vivian, Dine Kimberly, Wu Wen, Shindler Kenneth S: SIRT1 promotes RGC survival and delays loss of function following optic nerve crush. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 54(7): 5097-102, Jul 2013.

Jayaram Bhavaani, Khan Reas S, Kastin Abba J, Hsuchou Hung, Wu Xiaojun, Pan Weihong: Protective role of astrocytic leptin signaling against excitotoxicity. Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN 49(3): 523-30, Mar 2013.

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