Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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Sandhya R. Gavva, Ph.D.

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B.S., Osmania University, India (1977): Biology and Chemistry
M.S., Osmania University, India (1979): Organic Chemistry
Ph.D., University of North Texas (1988): Biochemistry
Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Texas (1988–89)
Research Associate, University of Texas at Dallas (1991–94)

Research Specialization

  • Enzyme mechanisms
  • Tissue metabolism

Selected Publications

Radford, B.N.; Fina, M.; Benjamin, J.L; Moreadith, W.R.; Graves, H.K; Zhao, P.; Gavva, S.; Wiethoff, A.; Sherry, A.D.; Malloy, R.M.; Williams, R.S. "Cardioprotective Effects of 70-kDa Heat Shock Protein in Transgenic Mice", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (1996) 93: 2339-2342.

Karsten, W.E.; Gavva, S.R.; Park, S.H.; Cook, P.F. "Metal Ion Activator Effects on Intrinsic Isotope Effects for Hydride Transfer and Decarboxylation in the Reaction Catalysed by the NAD-Malic Enzyme from Ascaris Suum", Biochemistry (1995) 34: 3253-3260.

Gavva, S.R; Weithoff, A.J.; Zhao, P.; Malloy, C.R.; Sherry, A.D. "A 13C Isotopomer NMR Method for Monitoring Incomplete beta-Oxidation of Fatty Acids in Intact Tissue", Biochemical Journal (1994) 303: 847-853.

  • Updated: November 28, 2006
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