Professor Patel’s expertise is in caveolin and mitochondrial biology. He has applied this expertise to the study of basic scientific inquiry into cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, aging, diabetes, and cancer. In the past few years, he has worked with clinical groups to apply specific techniques to clinical research. As part of the MAS in Clinical Research, Dr. Patel teaches the Scientific Communications Skills course during the Winter and Summer quarters. He has also served on several MAS thesis committees.
- Is currently funded by grants as a Principal or Co-Investigator from the Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
- Was awarded the prestigious national award and named a VA Research Career Scientist
- Currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Am J Physiology: Heart Circ Physiol, Am J Physiol: Cell Physiol, J Geriatric Cardiol, Physiol Rev, Cells, and Bioenerg Comm and is a handling editor for the Brit J Pharmacol
- Has reviewed grants for the VA, NIH, NASA, and the French National Research Agency and chaired a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) NIH Review Panel
- Has presented his scientific research during 2019-20 at 15 national and international venues (Kobe, Japan; Le Ppuliguen, France; Taipei, Taiwan—pre-Covid-19 and multiple virtual presentation post-Covid 19)
- Has published 22 original manuscripts, review articles, and editorials in 2019-20
- Serves as a research consultant for CavoGene Life Sciences and Verséa