Manjunath Manubolu

Postdoctoral Researcher
 
I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, India in December 2008.  I have worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden until 2013 on the effect of cyanotoxins on physiology of cattle and monitoring of cyanotoxins in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. I have also worked on gene expression pathways of fatty acid metabolism in high fat-induced mice.  I have joined Dr. Stu Ludsin’s Aquatic Ecology Lab in September 2015 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. I am working on quantification of cyanotoxin levels in fish from Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys and cyanotoxin-related food safety issues. I also work with Dr. Jiyoung Lee’s Lab in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health.
 
 
Background:
 
Dr. Manubolu is a Postdoctoral Researcher with research interests in identification and characterization of cyanotoxins in water and food, including fish, to understand the bioaccumulation and biotransformation of cyanotoxins in food web.  His research interests also include oxidative stress, fatty acid metabolism and obesity. 
 
Research interests:
 
Identification and characterization of cyanotoxins, phenols and flavonoids by LC-MS
Biodegradation of cyanotoxins
Protein purification and characterization
Fatty acid metabolism and obesity
Oxidative stress mechanisms 
 
Education:
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
PhD, Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, India.
MS, Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, India.
BS, Biology, Sri Venkateswara University, India.
 
Selected Publications:
 
Manubolu M, Eklund S, Dutta PC and Molmolof K (2014) Variable exposure and response to algal toxins in cattle on pasture in the Baltic coastal zone.  International Journal of Environmental Research 8:733-740.
 
Manubolu M, Samanthi RP, Madawala, Dutta PC and Molmolof K (2014) In vitro Biodegradation of cyanotoxins in the rumen fluid of cattle. BMC Veterinary Research 10: 110.
 
Manubolu M, Goodla L, Ravilla S, Thanasekharan J, Dutta PC, Kjell Malmlöf and Vijayasarathi Reddy (2014) Protective effect of Actiniopteris radiata (Sw.) Link. against CCl4 induced oxidative stress in albino rats. Journal of Ethanopharmacology 153:744-752.
 
Samanthi RP, Manubolu M, Michaela Asp, Dutta PC and Molmolof K (2015) Effects of a novel hybrid lipid molecule containing lauric and α-lipoic acid on lipid metabolism in diet induced obese mice.  J Obes Weight Loss Ther 5:(2):1-9.
 
Bo.Xu, Manubolu M, Dutta PC and Molmolof K (2013) The anorectic response to growth hormone in obese rats is associated with increased ketogenesis. Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology 3:80-82.