Anurag Agrawal

Translational Research in Lung Disease

Anurag Agrawal is interested in experimental and computational approaches for understanding biological and clinical aspects of respiratory diseases, especially asthma.

Current focus areas include

  • Unraveling the common threads of metabolic dysfunction and cellular stress response pathways that link the concurrent epidemics of obesity, asthma and diabetes.
  • Studying the genesis of low lung function of Indians, when compared to other global populations.
  • Use of information technology and big data analytics for effective application of community health efforts and development of pattern-based diagnostics

His lab has identified the critical role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of asthma and discovered the mechanisms by which mesenchymal stem cells donate mitochondria to dysfunctional airway epithelium, attenuating experimental asthma.

His group has developed integrated solutions for healthcare delivery and digital data collection in resource-limited settings as well as computational tools for visualisation and analysis of complex medical datasets.

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Contact Information

Anurag Agrawal

Lab No. 615,
Mall Road,
New Delhi - 110 007
Phone no:+91-11-2766 6156/7 Extn: 171
Fax no: 011-2766 7471


Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 2014

Member, Guha Research Conference

Lady Tata Memorial Trust Young Researcher Award 2010

Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Investigator Pathway