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Deepak nihalani, ph.d.

ASSISTANT research PROFESSOR OF medicine



Business Address:

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322 CRB
415 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-0192


Undergraduate: Delhi University, India

Medical: Panjab University, Chandigarh, India


Fellowship:  Universityof Michigan, AnnArbor, MI

Board Certification:  Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Research Interests:

Molecular movement in podocytes depends on Myo1c motor function

Clinical and Other Interests:


Selected References:

George B, Verma R, Soofi A, Garg P, Zhang J, Park T-J, Giardino L, Ryzhova L, Johnstone DB, Wong H, Nihalani D, Salant DJ, Hanks SK, Rastaldi M, Holzman, LM: Crk 1/2-dependent signaling is necessary for podocyte foot process spreading in mice. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2011.

Garg R, Peddada N, Sagar A, Nihalani D, Ashish F: Visual insight into how low pH alone can induce actin severing ability in gelsolin under calcium free conditions. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 286(23): 20387-97, Jun 2011.

Arif E, Wagner MC, Johnstone DB, Wong HN, George B, Pruthi PA, Lazzara MJ, Nihalani D: Motor protein myolc is a podocyte protein that facilitiates the transport of slit diaphragm protein neph1 to the podocyte membrane. Molecular and Cellular Biology 31(10): 2134-50, May 2011.

Wagner MC, Rhodes G, Wang E, Pruthi V, Arif E, Saleem MA, Wean SE, Garg P, Verma R, Holzman LB, Gattone V, Molitoris BA, Nihalani D: Ischemic injury to kidney induces glomerular podocyte effacement anddissociationof slit diaphragm proteins Neph1 and ZO-1. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 283(51): 35579-89, Dec 2008.

Garg P, Verma R, Nihalani D, Johnstone DB, Holzman LB: Neph1cooperates withnephrin to transduce a signal that induces actin polymerization. Molecular and Cellular Biology 27(24); 8698-712, Dec 2007.


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