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+64 3 479 7292
Associate Professor and Head of Department
Department of Physiology
Research summary
Cardiovascular disease; diabetes
  • Teaching PHSL 232, ELM 2, PHSL 471, HUBS 192
  • Special topics: BIOE 404, BIOE 405
  • Physiological Society of New Zealand
  • American Heart Association
  • Association of Physiologists of India
  • HeartOtago
  • Pain at Otago


My research interests include:

  • Molecular mechanisms involved in the development of cardiovascular complications in diabetes
  • Role of microRNAs in cardiovascular diseases
  • Development of novel genetic therapies for the treatment of ischemic and non-ischemic cardiovascular complications

Projects include:

  • Pathological role of microRNAs in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • Circulating microRNAs as potential biomarkers for early diagnosis of cardiovascular complications
  • Investigating the role of suicidal autophagy in diabetic hearts
  • Mechanistic therapies for the treatment of diabetic ulcer
  • Nanoparticle mediated delivery of RNA for the treatment of cardiovascular disease


Bir, P., Bellae Papannarao, J., & Katare, R. (2024). Role of miRNA-1 in diabetes. Proceedings of the 47th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. OP7. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Caporali, A., Anwar, M., Devaux, Y., Katare, R., Martelli, F., Srivastava, P. K., … Emanueli, C. (2024). Non-coding RNAs as therapeutic targets and biomarkers in ischaemic heart disease [Review]. Nature Reviews Cardiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41569-024-01001-5 Journal - Research Article

Mellor, K. M., Varma, U., Koutsifeli, P., Daniels, L. J., Benson, V. L., Annandale, M., … Katare, R., … Delbridge, L. M. D. (2024). Myocardial glycophagy flux dysregulation and glycogen accumulation characterize diabetic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology, 189, 83-89. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2024.02.009 Journal - Research Article

Sun, D., Katare, R., Sethu, P., Cheng, P., & Fan, Y. (2024). Constructing the vascular or cardiac tissue and organoids: The combination of biomedicine and engineering. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 11, 1371074. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2024.1371074 Journal - Research Other

Avolio, E., Campagnolo, P., Katare, R., & Madeddu, P. (2024). The role of cardiac pericytes in health and disease: Therapeutic targets for myocardial infarction. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 21, 106-118. doi: 10.1038/s41569-023-00913-y Journal - Research Article

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