- Director, Gut Microbiome Laboratory
Combining his expertise in gastrointestinal physiology and microbial ecology, Dr. Kashyap studies the mechanisms by which gut microbes alter gastrointestinal function and their relevance to disorders associated with microbial dysbiosis.
Dr. Kashyap completed his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College, now Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, in India before moving to the U.S. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
His fellowship was in gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, with a focus on gastrointestinal motility disorders. His interest in the role of gut microbiota in maintaining normal gastrointestinal function then led him to spend two years studying microbial ecology in the laboratory of Justin L. Sonnenburg, Ph.D., at Stanford University.
Upon returning to Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kashyap set up the Gut Microbiome Laboratory to study diet-gut microbiota-host interactions and their relevance in functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, infectious conditions such as Clostridioides difficile infection, metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes, and inflammatory processes such as inflammatory bowel disease.