Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, PhD., is Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and teaches microbiology, immunology and food biotechnology. He received his Masters’ in Microbiology from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India, in 2004, and was awarded Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agriculture Research to carry out his doctorate research in Dairy Microbiology at National Dairy Research Institute, India, from 2004 to 2008. He executed a four-year postdoctoral training at Probiotics Research Laboratory, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan where he studied the ontogenesis of early-life gut microbiome and factors affecting this pioneering microbiota spectrum. At present, he is employed as research fellow at Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC, USA, where he is investigating the role of gut microbiome in type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic diseases. As a researcher, he has published more than 50 papers in his areas of research i.e. gut microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, and rumen, food & dairy microbiology in internationally recognized journals, besides editing one book on beneficial microbes and contributing numerous book chapters, popular articles and online lectures. He has received awards from several esteemed societies for his presentations at various international scientific events. He is also acting as Editorial Board Member and Peer-Reviewer for several journals of national and international status. Dr. Nagpal is actively affiliated with a number of microbiology clubs viz. European Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, DOHaD-Japan, International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, Japanese Association of Infectious Diseases, New York Academy of Sciences, Association of Microbiologists of India, and Alliances of Indian Micro-biotechnologists, and has presented his work at various international conferences in India, Japan, Singapore, Prague, Greece, and USA.
Dr. Ravinder Nagpal research interests are Gut microbiome; Elements of early-life microbiota development; Probiotics and Prebiotics; Type-2 diabetes, obesity and metabolism; Aging and microbiome.