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Naresh Ramesh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
304.929.1223 Life Sciences Building, Room 119B

Before joining WVU Tech, Dr. Ramesh was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences at St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also held cross appointments as Lecturer with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and with the Dept. of Indigenous Science and Knowledge at First Nations University of Canada. In the past he has worked as an Academic Consultant for BeMo – a leading EdTech and admission screening firm in North America. His broader training has enabled him to teach and mentor students across numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. Ramesh is also a scientific reviewer with General and Comparative Endocrinology, Member of North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology, West Virginia Academy of Science and Association of Southeastern Biologists.

Dr. Ramesh is well recognized for his excellence in teaching and research. He is the recipient of the Teacher Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, Devolved Scholarship from Western College and Dean’s International Scholarship from College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For his research in identifying a new protein called “NLP”, he received the Graduate Student Research Excellence Award from Zoetis Inc., Canada, ISA award for Academic Excellence and the prestigious Presidential Poster Award from the Endocrine Society, USA. He is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. His tailored approach to teaching and research stimulates problem-solving and interpretation. He is a strong believer in equality of opportunity, access and outcome in higher education.

Selected Publications:

  1. Ramesh N, Blanco AM, Bertucci JI, Delgado MJ, Valenciano AI, Unniappan S. 2017. Ghrelin Facilitates GLUT2-, SGLT1- and SGLT2-mediated Intestinal Glucose Transport in Goldfish (Carrasius auratus). Nature Scientific Reports. 7,45024; doi: 10.1038/srep45024.
  2. Ramesh N, Mohan H, Unniappan S. 2015. Nucleobindin-1 Encodes a Nesfatin-1-Like Peptide that Stimulates Insulin Secretion. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 216: 182 - 189.
  3. Ramesh N, Gawli K, Pasupulleti VK, Unniappan S. 2017. Metabolic and Cardiovascular Actions of Nesfatin-1: Implications in Health and Disease. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 23(10): 1453-1464.
  4. Sundarrajan L, Blanco AM, Bertucci JI, Ramesh N, Cañosa LF, Unniappan S. 2016. Nesfatin-1-Like Peptide Encoded INucleobindin-1 in Goldfish is a Novel Anorexigen Modulated by Sex Steroids, Macronutrients and Daily Rhythm. Nature Scientific Reports. 6, 28377; doi: 10.1038/srep28377.