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Assistant Research Fellow
Department of Physiology


My research is focused on

(a) identifying the disease at the early stage,

(b) identifying the molecular mechanism leading to the development of the disease and

(c) developing new therapies to treat the disease.

Based on these three aspects, my current research expertise is as follows,

  • Understanding the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes-induced cardiovascular complications.
  • Identifying novel blood-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of the ischemic heart disease.
  • Understanding the mechanisms of age-induced 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

Bellae Papannarao, J., Coffey, S., Williams, M., McLelland, M., & Katare, R. (2023, August). Circulating microRNAs as prognostic biomarkers for ischemic heart disease. Poster session presented at the 17th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Yee-Goh, A. S., Yamauchi, A., van Hout, I., Bellae Papannarao, J., Sugunesegran, R., Parry, D., Davis, P., & Katare, R. (2022). Cardiac progenitor cells and adipocyte stem cells from same patients exhibit in vitro functional differences. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23, 5588. doi: 10.3390/ijms23105588 Journal - Research Article

Satthenapalli, R., Lee, S., Bellae Papannarao, J., Hore, T. A., Chakraborty, A., Jones, P. P., Lamberts, R. R., & Katare, R. (2022). Stage-specific regulation of signalling pathways to differentiate pluripotent stem cells to cardiomyocytes with ventricular lineage. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13(1), 185. doi: 10.1186/s13287-022-02845-9 Journal - Research Article

Bellae Papannarao, J., Schwenke, D. O., Manning, P., & Katare, R. (2022). Upregulated miR-200c is associated with downregulation of the functional receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ACE2 in individuals with obesity [Brief communication]. International Journal of Obesity, 46, 238-241. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00984-2 Journal - Research Other

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