[Day-1]Virtual Bi-Monthly Lecture series – 5 on Immunology and Inflammation


Dr. K. Gokulakrishnan discussed the adipose tissue and brain – The neuroinflammatory link.  Neuroinflammation appears to be the cornerstone of the different factors contributing to inducing neuropsychiatric symptoms in obesity. Therapeutic strategies to reduce obesity-related inflammation may be a very promising approach to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of overweight and obese individuals.

Dr. Balasubramanyam discussed the emerging role of senolytics at the interface of inflammation and Senescence in diabetes and its complications. Transient Senescence associated secretory (SASP) is beneficial as anti-inflammatory, senescence cells clearance, but with Persistent SASP, chronic inflammation followed by age-related diseases occur.

Dr. Sudhandiran discussed the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease that causes swelling and scarring of the alveoli and interstitial tissues of the lungs. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by the accumulation of fibrotic tissue leading to irreversible destruction of lung architecture.

Watch this video of immunology and inflammation series 05 (day 01) to learn more about the neuroinflammatory link between adipose tissue and the brain, the role of senolytics, and the role of inflammation in pulmonary fibrosis.