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Houston, Texas

Anatomy instruction at Baylor College of Medicine
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Dinakar V. Iyer, Ph.D.

Instructor of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza (MS: BCM185)
ABBR, Room R650
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-798-8756
Fax: 713-798-4585


  • B.Sc.: Microbiology, Bombay University, 1982
  • M.Sc.: Microbiology, Bombay University, 1985
  • Ph.D.: Microbiology, Bombay University, 1992

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanisms of SRF dependent regulation of cardiomyogenesis and cardiac development
  • HIV-associated dyslipidemia and lipodystrophy: molecular mechanisms
  • Ketosis-prone diabetes: molecular pathophysiology

Recent Publications

  • Couturier J, Patel SG, Iyer D, Balasubramanyam A, Lewis DE. Human Monocytes Accelerate Proliferation and Blunt Differentiation of Preadipocytes in Association With Suppression of C/Ebpα mRNA. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Aug 25. PMID: 21869759
  • Balasubramanyam A, Coraza I, Smith EO, Scott LW, Patel P, Iyer D, Taylor AA, Giordano TP, Sekhar RV, Clark P, Cuevas-Sanchez E, Kamble S, Ballantyne CM, Pownall HJ. Combination of niacin and fenofibrate with lifestyle changes improves dyslipidemia and hypoadiponectinemia in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy: results of "heart positive," a randomized, controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Aug 25. PMCID: PMC3135191
  • Misra R, Patel T, Kotha P, Raji A, Ganda O, Banerji M, Shah V, Vijay K, Mudaliar S, Iyer D, Balasubramanyam A. Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians: results from a national study. J Diabetes Complications. 2010 May-Jun;24(3):145-53. PMID: 19303333
  • Haaland WC, Scaduto DI, Maldonado MR, Mansouri DL, Nalini R, Iyer D, Patel S, Guthikonda A, Hampe CS, Balasubramanyam A, Metzker ML. A-beta-subtype of ketosis-prone diabetes is not predominantly a monogenic diabetic syndrome. Diabetes Care. 2009 May;32(5):873-7 PMCID: PMC2671096
  • Niu Z., Iyer DV, Conway SJ, Martin JF., Ivey K, Srivastava D, Nordheim A., Schwartz RJ. Serum response factor orchestrates nascent sarcomerogenesis and silences the biomineralization gene program in the heart. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105(46):17824-9.2008. PMID: 19004760
  • Iyer DV, Chang D, Marx J, Wei L, Olson EN, Parmacek MS, Balasubramanyam A, Schwartz RJ Serum response factor MADS box serine-162 phosphorylation switches proliferation and myogenic gene programs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA (Track II) 103: 4516-4521. 2006 PMID:16537394

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