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Dr Rohith Thota PhD

Research Officer

Riddet Institute

Dr Thota is currently working as a research officer in the Riddet CoRE under Platform 3, Metabolism and Nutrition. His current work involves development and validation of a novel ranking criteria, GlucoTRIG, for the healthiness of foods and meals. He is also investigating novel formulations with anti-inflammatory dietary bio-actives for alleviating chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.

Prior to joining the Riddet Institute, Rohith received his PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Newcastle in July 2018. During his PhD, he developed a novel predictor of Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, InsuTAG®. He also conducted clinical trials with diet-derived bio-active compounds, curcumin and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, for preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. He was supported by prestigious Neville Eric Samson Scholarship and University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship during his candidature. During his PhD, he won multiple awards for his publications and for innovation of InsuTAG®. He attended Kakatiya University (India), where he graduated with a Master of Pharmacy (Pharmacology) in 2014 and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India) in 2011. He conducted pre-clinical experiments with a novel polyphenol formulation for the management of metabolic syndrome and also worked at a pharmaceutical company where he was involved in research and development of oral and nasal over the counter formulations.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Newcastle (2018)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Inflammation 

Insulin resistance 

Insulin 

Type 2 diabetes 

Dietary bio-actives 

Clinical trials 

Risk prediction models

curcumin 

omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100): Nutritional Physiology (111103): Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111500): Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified (111599): Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)

Keywords

Inflammation 

Insulin resistance 

Insulin 

Type 2 diabetes 

Dietary bio-actives 

Clinical trials 

Risk prediction models

curcumin 

omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • OCT 2019 - till date - Comvita
    Project leader

Languages

  • Telugu
    Last used: Mother tongue
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Hindi
    Last used: National language
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • French
    Last used: At home
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

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