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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address 176F 9380
Phone  (205) 934-4680
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Graduate  GMC Nagpur, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nagpur, India     2007  MD 
Residency  University of S Alabama, AL, USA    2011  Residency in General Pediatrics  
Fellowship  University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX    2014  Fellowship in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine  
Fellowship  University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX    2014  Chief Fellow 

American Academy of Pediatrics - Neonatal Resuscitation Program- Instructor  Current 
American Academy of Pediatrics - Essential Care for Every Baby- Master Trainer  Current 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   Ped - Neonatology Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Women's Reproductive Health Associate Professor
Center  Cystic Fibrosis Research Center  Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
MAJOR HONORS AND AWARDS: 1999 National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), India 2008 Cambridge’s Who’s Who 2012 AAP Travel Award, AAP National Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans 2012 AAP Young Investigator Award, AAP National Conference, New Orleans 2012 Featured as Trainee in Research Spotlight – AAP TECaN Newsflash, Dec 2012 2013 AAP Travel Award, AAP Workshop for Perinatal Practice Strategies, Scottsdale, AZ 2013 SPR/PAS Fellow’s Basic Science Award, Washington DC 2014 SSPR Young Investigator Award Finalist, New Orleans, LA 2014 Top Research Abstracts, Senior Research Day, UTSW, Dallas, TX 2014 Young Investigator Award at Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Forum, Chicago, IL 2016 Young Investigator Award Finalist, Southern Society of Pediatrics Research, New Orleans, LA

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Academy of Pediatrics  Member   
American Thoracic Society  Member   
Society of Pediatrics Research  Junior Member   
Southern Society of Pediatric Research  Member   

Research/Clinical Interest
The OMICS of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
My research interest lies in developing novel approaches for chronic lung disease of infancy / Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. I am currently involved in understanding the systems biology of lung development and injury with particular emphasis on the role of lung vasculature, lung microbiomics and microRNA based transcriptomics. Through these ‘omic’ approaches I would like to establish global mechanisms, which controls lung development, which could help, develop therapies for neonatal lung diseases.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Regulation of Alveolar Septation by MicroRNA-489.
Olave N, Lal CV, Halloran B, Pandit K, Cuna AC, Faye-Petersen OM, Kelly DR, Nicola T, Benos P, Kaminski N, Ambalavanan N. 
Biomarkers, Early Diagnosis, and Clinical Predictors of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
Lal CV, Ambalavanan N. 
Genetic predisposition to bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Lal CV, Ambalavanan N. 
Cerebellar hemorrhage: a major morbidity in extremely preterm infants.
Zayek MM, Benjamin JT, Maertens P, Trimm RF, Lal CV, Eyal FG. 
Ephrin-B2 reverse signaling increases alpha5 beta 1 integrin-mediated fibronectin deposition and reduces distal lung compliance.
Bennett KM, Afanador MD, Lal CV, Xu H, Persad E, Legan SK, Chenaux G, Dellinger M, Savani RC, Dravis C, Henkemeyer M, Schwarz MA. 
Vascular mediators in chronic lung disease of infancy: role of endothelial monocyte activating polypeptide II (EMAP II).
Lal CV, Schwarz MA. 
Hypomagnesemia secondary to cerebrospinal fluid losses in a patient with congenital hydrocephalus.
Lal CV, Mir IN, Kelley E, Weprin BE, Sengupta AL, Booth TN, Brion LP. 

microRNA, lung development, lung microbiome, lung angiogenesis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia