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Sanjay Sesodia, PhD

Academic rank and title:

Professor; Anatomy (Neurophysiology)

Educational Background:

  • 1982 - 1986 Ph.D. Medicine; University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
  • 1980 - 1981 M.Sc. Experimental Histopathology/Clinical Pharmacology (Toxicology); Royal Postgraduate Medical School (University of London), England
  • 1977 - 1980 B.Sc. Physiology/Zoology (Joint Honors). University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Prior Teaching Experience:

  • 2009 - Present Professor, School of Podiatric Medicine, Barry University - Coordinator of Physiology course in Podiatric Medicine program; Co-direct Pathology labs in Podiatric Medicine program
  • 2004 - 2008 Associate Professor, former School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Barry University – Coordinator of Physiology course in Podiatric Medicine program; Co-direct Pathology labs in Podiatric Medicine program
  • 1995 – 2006 Assistant Professor, former School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Barry University - Coordinate Physiology course in Physician Assistant Program

Awards:

  • 2013 – 2014 Outstanding Scholarship Award, Barry University
  • 2009 – 2010 Outstanding Scholarship Award, Barry University

Professional Societies:

  • 2013 – 2015 President, Florida Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 - 2013 Section Chair, Medical Sciences, Florida Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 - 2007 Chair, Awards Committee of Florida Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 - 2007 Councilor-at-Large, Florida Academy of Sciences
  • 2002 - Present American Physiological Society
  • 1989 - Present Society for Neuroscience

Honor Societies:

  • 1998 - Present Sigma Xi

Committee Membership:

  • 2008 - Present Chair, School of Podiatric Medicine (SPM) Curriculum Committee
  • 2008 - Present Barry University representative to AACPM Council of Faculties
  • 2012 - 2014 Faculty Senate Handbook Committee
  • 2007 - 2009 Chair, University Grade Appeals Committee
  • 2008 - 2014 SPM representative on Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • 2007 - 2009 SPM representative on Academic Affairs Committee
  • 2007 - 2009 SPM representative on Graduate Council
  • 2008 SPM representative on Rank & Promotion Committee
  • 1997 - Present SPM (& formerly SGMS) representative to Animal Welfare Committee/IACUC

Research Interests:

Differential response of skeletal muscle fiber types to denervation This research focuses on the premise that the different fiber types found in muscle are differentially susceptible to the loss of nerve input. Furthermore, it seeks to elucidate whether the same fiber types in different muscles respond similarly to denervation. We use immuno-histochemical and image analytical methods to qualitatively and quantitatively determine the response of skeletal muscle fibers to denervation.

The effects of reinnervation on regenerating mammalian skeletal muscle This project focuses on the role of innervation on skeletal muscle regenerating after a necrotizing injury. Earlier experiments on the slow twitch soleus muscle indicated a great reliance on innervation for full recovery. The response of fast twitch muscles in not completely known. We are interested in examining the fast muscle regenerative response using immuno-biochemical techniques to determine the fiber types, fiber proportions and fiber size after regeneration to elucidate the role of innervation on fast skeletal muscle recovery.

Publications:

  • Sesodia S, Molnar (2012) Effect of Technology on Student Class Performance and Class Absence. JAPMA 102(6) 471-476
  • Sesodia S, Shaw G, Molnar, D (2012) Can we predict 4 - year graduation in Podiatric Medical School using admission data? JAPMA 102(6) 463-470
  • Grumbles RM, Sesodia, S, Wood PM, Thomas CK (2009) Neurotrophic factors improve motoneuron survival and function of muscle reinnervation by embryonic neurons. J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 68(7); 736-746
  • Grumbles RK, Casella GTB, Rudinsky MJ, Wood PM, Sesodia S, Bent M, Thomas CK (2007) Long-term delivery of FGF-6 changes the fiber type and fatigability of muscle reinnervated from embryonic neurons transplanted into adult rat peripheral nerve. J. Neurosci. Res. 85(9); 1933 - 1942
  • Callister RJ, Sesodia S, Enoka RM, Nemeth PM, Robinson GA, Reinking RM, Stuart DG (2004) Fatigue of rat hindlimb motor units: biochemical-physiological associations. Muscle Nerve 30(6):714-726

Scientific and Research Presentations:

  • Ducellari B, Sesodia, S (2006) Denervation effects on skeletal muscle fiber types. Florida Acad Sci 70th Ann Mtg. Abs
  • Grumbles RM, Bent M, Wood PM, Almeida V, Vandevar M, Sesodia S, Thomas CK (2005) Differences in muscle reinnervation following transplantation of E12 versus E14 spinal cord cells into adult rat peripheral nerve. Soc Neurosci 35th Ann Meeting Abs
  • Sesodia S, Richardson SD (2004) Differential behavior of fiber types in fast and slow twitch muscles following denervation. Florida Acad Sci 68th Ann Mtg. Abs.

Abstracts:

  • Ackbarali S, Sesodia, S (2009) Changes in size and distribution of muscle fiber types of the extensor digitorum longus and soleus muscles in rats following reinnervation after sciatic nerve crush. Florida Acad Sci 73nd Ann Mtg. Abs.
  • Alkhenaizi K, Sesodia S (2008) The expression of oxidative and glycolytic capacities after skeletal muscle denervation. Florida Acad Sci 72nd Ann Mtg. Abs
  • Ducellari B, Sesodia, S (2006) Denervation effects on skeletal muscle fiber types. Florida Acad Sci 70th Ann Mtg. Abs
  • Grumbles RM, Bent M, Wood PM, Almeida V, Vandevar M, Sesodia S, Thomas CK (2005) Differences in muscle reinnervation following transplantation of E12 versus E14 spinal cord cells into adult rat peripheral nerve. Soc Neurosci 35th Ann Meeting Abs
  • Sesodia S, Richardson SD (2004) Differential behavior of fiber types in fast and slow twitch muscles following denervation. Florida Acad Sci 68th Ann Mtg. Abs

Thesis Advising:

  • 2008 - 2009 Thesis Advisor to Sumera Ackbarali, Changes in fiber size and fiber type proportions in the extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus (SOL) muscles of the rat after reinnervation following sciatic nerve crush.
  • 2007 - 2009 Thesis Advisor to Kadhem Alkhenaizi, Effects of denervation on fast-twitch extensor digitorum longus and slow twitch soleus muscles of the rat.
  • 2006 - 2007 Thesis Advisory Committee for Shakira Henderson, Is the core protein the sole epitope recognized in the immunohistochemical diagnosis of extramammary Paget’s Disease.
  • 2004 - 2005 Thesis Advisory Committee for Audrea Vaughan, Incorporation of Zirconyl Hematoxylin into the traditional Periodic Acid Schiff procedure to identify both neutral and acidic mucopolysaccharides.

Additional Professional Activities:

  • 2014 - Member of Advisory Board to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
  • 2012 - Present BUSPM representative on the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Council of Faculties
  • 2009 - Present BUSPM representative on the Curriculum Project for the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Council of Faculties
  • 1997 - Present Question writer for the Physiology section of Part 1 National Board of Podiatric Medicine Exam (Basic Sciences)

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