1.How many years have you been associated with the current research?
2. What is the research topic you are working on now?
Cardiac remodeling in diabetic heart focusing on miRNA, ECM turn over with MMPs and TIMPs, autophagy, inflammation, homocysteine, hydrogen sulfide, exercise
3. What are attributes for a quality article?
Novel concept, focused and multidisciplinary approach, elegant writing
4. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?
Two NIH RO1 grants
5. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?
6. Where can the journal find the maximum scope in terms of niche?
7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?
Finalist of Harry Goldblatt Award by American Heart Association (AHA), High Blood Pressure Research Conference
Funding from AHA from 2011-2013 and NIH from 2013-2018
8. How does the published scientific content assist the potential researchers?
Understanding the field and designing new experiment to move the field forward
9.What is the purpose of serving as an editor?
Diabetes is a rapidly increasing disease across the globe and recent findings suggest that diet and alteration in metabolism is a key factor involved in it. Through the platform of this journal, as editorial board member I can contribute to understand the underlying mechanisms and for interventions or potential therapeutic targets.
10. Do you have any patents?
11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?
No. I was quite in pressure for getting NIH grant and start my independent career. I was successful in getting the grant. Last year I moved to University of Nebraska Medical Center (details in signature below) and substantial amount of my time was expended in new lab set up.
I would appreciate if you please update my affiliation in the journal website.
12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?
13. How would you define your experience with OMICS Group?
14. Your opinion on conducting Editorial Board meetings at related Conferences?
It’s a good way. I have organized and participated in one of the conferences of Omics last year.
15. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?
16. How do you differentiate Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism with other journals in the field?
It is a doing good with the related journals in the field. However, I believe it will be better recognized and cited if indexed in PUBMED.