Kranti Mapuskar

Kranti Mapuskar
Year of graduation: 

I joined the Human Toxicology Program at the University of Iowa in 2008

The endless possibility of trying out, and the instant knowledge of the outcome that stimulates an urge for further research, is what I find most appealing about studying toxicology. Having an explorative and inquisitive attitude leads to a constant learning process. After completion of my Masters degree in Zoology and three years of research in toxicology, I look to a PhD to refine my skills and knowledge in the area of toxicology. It will also give a direction to my goal as a research professional at an academic, research oriented or commercial organization. I intend to complete my PhD in order to reach that goal.

Currently I am completing my rotation at the University of Iowa and so far it has been a fulfilling experience here at Iowa.

Previous education:

B. Sc, Zoology
University of Mumbai, India, 2001
M.Sc, Animal Physiology
University of Mumbai, India
Year of degree: 
Thesis title: 

The Role of Sirtuin 3 in Regulating Mitochondrial Superoxide Metabolism in Response to Ionizing Radiation in Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts



Pereira, C., Mapuskar, K. and Rao, C.V. A three generational toxicity study of Diethyl phthalate on histology of adrenal cortex and thyroid of rats. Toxicology International. In Press.

Pereira, C., Mapuskar, K. and Rao, C.V.(2008). Chronic mixture toxicity study of Clophen A60 and Diethyl phthalate in male rats. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 90, 349 – 359.

Pereira, C., Mapuskar, K. and Rao, C.V.(2008). Effect of Diethyl phthalate on rat testicular antioxidant system: A dose dependant toxicity study. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 90, 52-57.

Scarbrough PM, Mapuskar KA, Mattson DM, Gius D, Watson WH, Spitz DR. Simultaneous inhibition of glutathione- and thioredoxin-dependent metabolism is necessary to potentiate 17AAG-induced cancer cell killing via oxidative stress. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Jan 15;52(2):436-43. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

Current position: 
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Current employer/institution: 
The University of Iowa