Naeem Patil, MBBS, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Patil completed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and his clinical training from B.J. Medical College, Pune, India. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Sherwood and is currently an Early Stage Investigator in the Department of Anesthesiology. His research program is focused on deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved in diverse TLR ligand-induced train immunity-mediated protection against sepsis, with a focus on immunoresponsive gene 1 and mitochondrial reprogramming-induced generation of the antimicrobial metabolite, itaconate. His doctoral research involved studying sepsis-induced renal mitochondrial dysfunction and acute kidney injury. Dr. Patil's Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies were supported by American Heart Association fellowship grants. As a Principal Investigator, he is currently funded by the Shock Society Faculty Research Award and Vanderbilt Faculty Research Scholars Award. He also serves as a co-investigator on NIH funded R01 grants in the laboratory.