Nishka Jakkidi

Nishka Jakkidi

Mentor

Dr. Rajesh Mohandas

College

College of Medicine

Major

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Minor

Business Administration

Organizations

UF Medlife, Footprints, AMSA, Child Life, Days for Girls, Gator Adaa, Indian Students Association, UF Honors Program

Academic Awards

American Physiological Society Fellow, University Scholars Recipient, Dean's List, UF Honors Program,

Volunteering

Footprints, Child Life Volunteering

Research Interests

Nephrology, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Diseases

Hobbies and Interests

Research Project

PER1 regulation of endothelial function and the role of ET-1 in mediating those effects.

Hypertension is the primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the United States. Results from major epidemiological studies give evidence to the essential role that dietary salt plays in the development of
hypertension, further leading to endothelial dysfunction. Further studies suggest that hypertension might be mediated by the effects of PER1 signaling on the vasculature.

The major focus of the study is to develop an understanding of how the clock protein PER1 regulates endothelial function and the role of ET-1 in mediating those effects.