Subhash Kulkarni, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
I received my PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and went on to do my post-doctoral training at Stanford University, first working on Evolutionary Genetics and then into Neurogastroenterology.
Since moving to Johns Hopkins, my research has been focused on understanding the origin and development of the enteric nervous system (ENS) and its maintenance in adults. The seminal contribution of my lab working together with a team of collaborators has been to show the presence of a rapid and a robust mechanism of neurogenesis in the adult gut, that maintains neuronal populations to conserve gastrointestinal function. My lab in collaboration with other labs at JHU and beyond is studying the biotic and abiotic factors that maintain ENS structure and the mechanisms by which the ENS connects and cross-talks with other gastrointestinal cells.
CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
Alpana Singh, PhD
I am interested in studying the age-associated changes in the mammalian ENS and how they relate to neurodegenerative disorders
Alicia Bukowski, BS
Currently: Veterinary Technician at JHU
Monalee Saha, PhD
Currently: Research Associate in the Pasricha Lab at JHU
Currently: Undergraduate Student Assistant
Currently: Graduate Student at Johns Hopkins Pathobiology Program