Avinash Topè is a Research Scientist in the Division of Animal and Food Science at CAFSSS. His group is actively engaged in performing anthropometric and clinical screenings for the risk for Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in young adults, especially those attending KSU and in performing diet recalls with the participants.
MetS comprises increased risk for diabetes, high abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and lipid imbalance in the blood, collectively indicating increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Topè's
current research focuses on the relationship between obesity related risks for MetS and urinary markers of damage to DNA induced by free radicals in young human adults.
In addition, Avinash’s lab has the research capability in the area of Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, dietary safety, anti-genotoxicity and immune enhancing properties of Plant Natural Products of dietary significance. Avinash’s lab is also interested in the area of food safety, especially in the area of Safe use of Nanotechnology in the Food Industry as well as in Food Bacteriology and Microbial Safety.
Prior to joining KSU, Avinash was a post doc at Brookhaven National Lab in New York. He holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Avinash M. Topè
212, Atwood Research Facility
Frankfort, KY 40601