Born in Chennai, India, he majored in Microbiology at SASTRA University. After graduation, he worked as an Editor with Springer Scientific, before moving to Saskatoon to pursue M.Sc. in 2013. He completed M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. He then served as an Instructor for Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy (VBMS 231) and Animal Physiology (VBMS 325). Naresh is a scientific reviewer with General and Comparative Endocrinology and member of North American Society for Comparative Endocrinologists.
He is passionate about teaching and regularly adds his research findings in course content. Naresh is well recognized for his excellence in teaching and research. He is the recipient of Teacher Scholar Doctoral Fellowship from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, Devolved scholarship from Western College and Dean’s International Scholarship from College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For his research in identifying a new protein, regulating blood glucose, he received the Graduate Student Research Excellence Award from Zoetis Inc., Canada and ISA award for Academic Excellence. He is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills. His tailored approach to teaching and research stimulates problem-solving and interpretation. He is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Poster Award from the Endocrine Society, USA. for summarizing his findings into a scheme relatable to a non-scientific audience. Naresh has presented his research in several conferences and peer-reviewed international research journals.
His research interests are primarily in Endocrinology. His study aims to understand the role of hormones in whole-body energy homeostasis. Specifically, his research investigates the role of naturally occurring gut-derived peptides in regulating body weight and food intake. He uses a range of studies and analysis method to measure diet composition, and how such subtle variation manifests at a single-cell to whole-body level, in mammalian models. His current work involves characterizing a novel protein in mammals that stimulates insulin secretion.
Classes: Biology 224