Naresh Ramesh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Before joining WVU Tech, Dr. Ramesh was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biomedical
Sciences at St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also held
cross appointments as Lecturer with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine
at the University of Saskatchewan and with the Dept. of Indigenous Science and
Knowledge at First Nations University of Canada. In the past he has worked as an
Academic Consultant for BeMo – a leading EdTech and admission screening firm in
North America. His broader training has enabled him to teach and mentor students
across numerous undergraduate and graduate courses. Ramesh is also a scientific
reviewer with General and Comparative Endocrinology, Member of North American Society
for Comparative Endocrinology, West Virginia Academy of Science and Association
of Southeastern Biologists.
Dr. Ramesh is well recognized for his excellence in teaching and research. He is the recipient of the Teacher Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, Devolved Scholarship from Western College and Dean’s International Scholarship from College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For his research in identifying a new protein called “NLP”, he received the Graduate Student Research Excellence Award from Zoetis Inc., Canada, ISA award for Academic Excellence and the prestigious Presidential Poster Award from the Endocrine Society, USA. He is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. His tailored approach to teaching and research stimulates problem-solving and interpretation. He is a strong believer in equality of opportunity, access and outcome in higher education.
- Ramesh N, Blanco AM, Bertucci JI, Delgado MJ, Valenciano AI, Unniappan S. 2017. Ghrelin Facilitates GLUT2-, SGLT1- and SGLT2-mediated Intestinal Glucose Transport in Goldfish (Carrasius auratus). Nature Scientific Reports. 7,45024; doi: 10.1038/srep45024.
- Ramesh N, Mohan H, Unniappan S. 2015. Nucleobindin-1 Encodes a Nesfatin-1-Like Peptide that Stimulates Insulin Secretion. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 216: 182 - 189.
- Ramesh N, Gawli K, Pasupulleti VK, Unniappan S. 2017. Metabolic and Cardiovascular Actions of Nesfatin-1: Implications in Health and Disease. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 23(10): 1453-1464.
- Sundarrajan L, Blanco AM, Bertucci JI, Ramesh N, Cañosa LF, Unniappan S. 2016. Nesfatin-1-Like Peptide Encoded INucleobindin-1 in Goldfish is a Novel Anorexigen Modulated by Sex Steroids, Macronutrients and Daily Rhythm. Nature Scientific Reports. 6, 28377; doi: 10.1038/srep28377.