Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University
Chief, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre
MBBS University of Calcutta, India
PhD University of Manitoba
Office: Dental Sciences Building, Room 4044
Phone: (519) 661-2030
Fax: (519) 661-3370
Visit: The Chakrabarti Lab Website
Keywords: GI/liver pathology, ocular pathology, molecular pathology
Description of Clinical Activities: I work as an anatomic pathologist focusing on GI and liver pathology, and am also responsible for ocular pathology. I have a special interest in diagnostic molecular pathology.
Keywords: chronic diabetic complications, vascular biology, epigenetic mechanisms
Description of Research Activities: My research focuses on investigating pathogenetic mechanisms of chronic diabetic complications Diabetic retinopathy and cardiomyopathy are two major areas of research in our laboratory. Current projects involve analyses of epigenetic mechanisms such as histone acetylation, microRNA alteration and their relationship with alterations of vasoactive factors and extracellular matrix protein production. We examine these mechanisms at multiple levels of complexity in an attempt to develop potential therapies using a wide variety of techniques.