About Dr. Nair

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K. Sreekumaran Nair, M.D., Ph.D., is a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is co-principal investigator and director of research resources for the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities. Dr. Nair holds the academic rank of professor of medicine. He is recognized as a Distinguished Investigator at Mayo Clinic and with the distinction of an endowed professorship, the David H. Murdock-Dole Food Company Professorship.

A medical graduate (MBBS) of the University of Kerala (Trivandrum Medical College), India, Dr. Nair earned the Ph.D. degree from the Council of National Academic Awards, London, England, and the M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London), American College of Physicians, and member of American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. He received many national and international awards including distinguished investigator (E.V. McCollum Award) of American Society of Clinical Nutrition.

Dr. Nair’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Center for Research Resources, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Merck Research Laboratories, Ajinomoto (Japan), American Diabetes Association, and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Dr. Nair has served as a reviewer or editorial board member for a number of journals, including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes, Journal of Clinical Investigation, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A.

His research interests include insulin resistance in relation to mitochondrial dysfunction, the mechanisms of muscle wasting in aging, plasma proteins as markers of insulin deficiency and diabetic complications and branched amino acids and muscle functions.