Chirag Vasavda

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Chirag Vasavda

BS, Duke University
Alumni
Thesis Lab: 
Snyder Lab
Associated BCMB Faculty Member: 
Selected Publications:
Meixiong J, Vasavda C, Snyder SH, Dong X., 2019 May 21. "MRGPRX4 is a G protein-coupled receptor activated by bile acids that may contribute to cholestatic pruritus." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 116(21):10525-10530. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1903316116. PubMed.
Patel SP, Vasavda C, Ho B, Meixiong J, Dong X, Kwatra SG., 2019, “Cholestatic pruritus: Emerging mechanisms and therapeutics”, J Am Acad Dermatol. pii: S0190-9622(19)30627-9. Review. PubMed  
Meixiong J, Vasavda C, Green D, Zheng Q, Qi L, Kwatra SG, Hamilton JP, Snyder SH, Dong X., 2019, "Identification of a bilirubin receptor that may mediate a component of cholestatic itch." Elife. 8. pii: e44116. PubMed  
Scherer, PC., Zaccor, NW., Neumann, NM., Vasavda, C., Barrow, R., Ewald, AJ., Rao, F., Sumner, CJ. and Snyder, SH., 2017, “TRPV1 is a physiological regulator of μ-opioid receptors,”  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(51):13561-13566. PMCID: PMC5754810  PubMed
Vasavda, C., Zaccor, NW., Scherer, PC., Sumner, CJ. and Snyder, SH., 2017, 2017, “Measuring G-protein-coupled Receptor Signaling via Radio-labeled GTP Binding,” mJ Vis Exp. 2017 Jun 9;(124). PMID: 28654029 PubMed
Peng, YJ., Zhang, X., Gridina, A., Chupikova, I., McCormick, DL., Thomas, RJ., Scammell, TE., Kim, G., Vasavda, C., Nanduri, J., Kumar, GK., Semenza, GL., Snyder, SH. and Prabhakar, NR., 2017, “Complementary roles of gasotransmitters CO and H2S in sleep apnea,” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. pii: 201620717. PMCID: PMC5307452 PubMed
Yuan, G., Peng, YJ., Khan, SA., Nanduri, J., Singh, A., Vasavda, C., Semenza, GL., Kumar, GK., Snyder, SH. and Prabhakar, NR., 2016, "H2S production by reactive oxygen species in the carotid body triggers hypertension in a rodent model of sleep apnea," Sci Signal. 9(441):ra80. PMID: 27531649 PubMed
Yuan, G.*, Vasavda, C.*, Peng, YJ.*, Makarenko, VV.*, Raghuraman, G., Nanduri, J., Gadalla, MM., Semenza, GL., Kumar, GK., Snyder, SH. and Prabhakar, NR., 2015, "Protein kinase G-regulated production of H2S governs oxygen sensing," Sci Signal. 8(373):ra37. *equal contribution  PubMed​
Beginning year: 
2014
Graduation year: 
2019
Position: 
MD/PhD Candidate
Affiliation: 
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Affiliation type: 
Academic/Research Institution
Position type: 
Research