Kavaljit H. Chhabra, M.Pharm., Ph.D.View Contact & Scheduling
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism (SMD)
Assistant Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD) - Joint
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Lab of Malcolm Low, MD, PhD. 2013 - 2018
PhD | LSU Health Sciences Center. Pharmacology. 2013
MPharm | Gujarat University. Pharmacology. 2007
BPharm | Gujarat University. Pharmacy. 2005
For his post-doctoral training, in 2013, Dr. Chhabra joined Dr. Malcolm Low's lab at the University of Michigan to study the function of the central melanocortin system in glucose homeostasis. Under Dr. Low's mentorship, Dr. Chhabra has identified the function of hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) in glucose reabsorption via GLUT2, an insulin-independent mechanism of glucose regulation, which was highlighted in the March 2016 issue of Diabetes journal. Moreover, Dr. Chhabra has unraveled a reciprocal relationship between hypothalamic POMC and leptin for which he was awarded a Novel Disease Model Award by the American Physiological Society in 2016. Dr. Chhabra has further demonstrated the contribution of hypothalamic POMC in the regulation of basal sympathetic nervous system activity, which in turn is essential for normal glucose reabsorption.
Dr. Chhabra is a recipient of Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow and Outstanding Postdoctoral Teaching Awards by the University of Michigan. Most recently, Dr. Chhabra has received an Early Investigator Award by The Endocrine Society.
Dr. Chhabra's current research project on the contribution of hypothalamic melanocortin 4 receptor signaling in hypoglycemia counterregulation is funded by a K01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Chhabra KH, Bathina S, Faniyan TS, Samuel DJ, Raza MU, de Souza Cordeiro LM, Viana Di Prisco G, Atwood BK, Robles J, Bainbridge L, Davis A
Diabetologia.. 2023 September 15 Epub 09/15/2023.
Faniyan TS, Zhang X, Morgan DA, Robles J, Bathina S, Brookes PS, Rahmouni K, Perry RJ, Chhabra KH
bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology.. 2023 September 5 Epub 09/05/2023.
Campbell TM, Campbell EK, Attia J, Ventura K, Mathews T, Chhabra KH, Blanchard L, Wixom N, Faniyan TS, Peterson DR, Harrington DK, Wittlin SD
Diabetes research and clinical practice.. 2023 July 5 :110814. Epub 07/05/2023.
Raza MU, Chhabra KH
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE.. 2023 April 7 (194)Epub 04/07/2023.
Bathina S, Faniyan TS, Bainbridge L, Davis A, Chhabra KH
Biomolecules.. 2023 March 1613 (3)Epub 03/16/2023.
de Souza Cordeiro LM, Bainbridge L, Devisetty N, McDougal DH, Peters DJM, Chhabra KH
Diabetologia.. 2022 March 15 Epub 03/15/2022.
de Souza Cordeiro LM, Elsheikh A, Devisetty N, Morgan DA, Ebert SN, Rahmouni K, Chhabra KH
Diabetologia.. 2020 October 14 Epub 10/14/2020.
Yu H, Chhabra KH, Thompson Z, Jones GL, Kiran S, Shangguan G, Low MJ
Molecular metabolism.. 2020 May 35 :100957. Epub 02/07/2020.
Jiman, AA.; Chhabra, KH.; Ratze, DC.; Lewis, AG.; Cederna, PS.; Seeley, RJ.; Low, MJ.; Bruns, TM.
IEEE Xplore. 2019; : 746 - 749.
Tooke BP, Yu H, Adams JM, Jones GL, Sutton-Kennedy T, Mundada L, Qi NR, Low MJ, Chhabra KH
Molecular metabolism.. 2018 November 20 Epub 11/20/2018.
Ahmad A. Jiman; Kavaljit H. Chhabra; Alfor G. Lewis; Paul S. Cederna; Randy J. Seeley; Malcolm J. Low; Tim M. Bruns.
Bioelectronic Medicine. 2018; 4(7).
Jiman AA, Chhabra KH, Lewis AG, Cederna PS, Seeley RJ, Low MJ, Bruns TM
Bioelectronic medicine.. 2018 4 :7. Epub 05/29/2018.
Chhabra KH, Morgan DA, Tooke BP, Adams JM, Rahmouni K, Low MJ
Molecular metabolism.. 2017 October 6 (10):1274-1285. Epub 07/17/2017.
Chodavarapu H, Chhabra KH, Xia H, Shenoy V, Yue X, Lazartigues E
American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology.. 2016 December 1311 (6):R1223-R1233. Epub 11/02/2016.
Chhabra KH, Adams JM, Jones GL, Yamashita M, Schlapschy M, Skerra A, Rubinstein M, Low MJ
Molecular metabolism.. 2016 October 5 (10):869-881. Epub 08/05/2016.
Chhabra KH, Adams JM, Fagel B, Lam DD, Qi N, Rubinstein M, Low MJ
Diabetes.. 2016 March 65 (3):660-72. Epub 10/14/2015.
Pedersen KB, Chhabra KH, Nguyen VK, Xia H, Lazartigues E
Biochimica et biophysica acta.. 2013 November 1829 (11):1225-35. Epub 10/05/2013.
Xia H, Sriramula S, Chhabra KH, Lazartigues E
Circulation research.. 2013 October 12113 (9):1087-1096. Epub 09/06/2013.
Chhabra KH, Chodavarapu H, Lazartigues E
IUBMB life.. 2013 September 65 (9):731-8. Epub 07/29/2013.
Chhabra KH, Lazartigues E
Diabetes.. 2013 July 62 (7):e9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Chhabra KH, Xia H, Pedersen KB, Speth RC, Lazartigues E
American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism.. 2013 April 15304 (8):E874-84. Epub 03/05/2013.
Pedersen KB, Sriramula S, Chhabra KH, Xia H, Lazartigues E
American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology.. 2011 November 301 (5):R1293-9. Epub 08/31/2011.