Nirakar   Sahoo

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESCNE 1.616
Phone: (956) 665-5361
Email: nirakar.sahoo@utrgv.edu
Website: www.sahoolabutrgv.com

Nirakar Sahoo

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Ion channels / Transporters Structure and Function
    • Physiology and Pathophysiology of Cell Organelles
    • Lysosome, Endocytosis, Exocytosis, Lysosome Storage Diseases
    • Gastric Acid Secretion, Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Education

    • Doctor of Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, 2011
    • MS, Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, 2005
    • BS, Biotechnology, PondicherryUniversity, 2003
  • Currently Teaching

    BIOL 3405 E - Histology:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    BIOL 3405 C - Histology:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Z Wang, R Ocadiz-Ruiz, S Sundaresan, L Ding, M Hayes, N Sahoo, H Xu, and J Merchant. "Isolation of Enteric Glial Cells from the Submucosa and Lamina Propria of the Adult Mouse.," Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE no. 138 (August 2018).

  • S Sundaresan, C Meininger, A Kang, A Photenhauer, M Hayes, N Sahoo, J Grembecka, T Cierpicki, L Ding, T Giordano, T Else, D Madrigal, M Low, F Campbell, A Baker, H Xu, N Wright, and J Merchant. "Gastrin Induces Nuclear Export and Proteasome Degradation of Menin in Enteric Glial Cells.," Gastroenterology 153, no. 6 (December 2017): 1555-1567.e15.

  • G Gessner, N Sahoo, S Swain, G Hirth, R Schönherr, R Mede, M Westerhausen, H Brewitz, P Heimer, D Imhof, T Hoshi, and S Heinemann. "CO-independent modification of K+ channels by tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer (CORM-2).," European journal of pharmacology 815, (November 2017): 33-41.

  • W Wang, X Zhang, Q Gao, M Lawas, L Yu, X Cheng, M Gu, N Sahoo, X Li , P Li , S Ireland, A Meredith, and H Xu. "A voltage-dependent K+ channel in the lysosome is required for refilling lysosomal Ca2+ stores.," The Journal of cell biology 216, no. 6 (June 2017): 1715-1730.

  • N Sahoo, M Gu, X Zhang, N Raval, J Yang, M Bekier, R Calvo, S Patnaik, W Wang, G King, M Samie, Q Gao, S Sahoo, S Sundaresan, T Keeley, Y Wang, J Marugan, M Ferrer, L Samuelson, J Merchant, and H Xu. "Gastric Acid Secretion from Parietal Cells Is Mediated by a Ca2+ Efflux Channel in the Tubulovesicle.," Developmental cell 41, no. 3 (May 2017): 262-273.e6.

  • S Sharma, N Sahoo, and A Bhunia. "Antimicrobial Peptides and their Pore/Ion Channel Properties in Neutralization of Pathogenic Microbes.," Current topics in medicinal chemistry 16, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 46-53.

  • S Swain, N Sahoo, S Dennhardt, R Schönherr, and S Heinemann. "Ca(2+)/calmodulin regulates Kvβ1.1-mediated inactivation of voltage-gated K(+) channels.," Scientific reports 5, (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015): 15509.

  • X Cheng, X Zhang, Q Gao, M Ali Samie, M Azar, W Tsang, L Dong, N Sahoo, X Li , Y Zhuo, A Garrity, X Wang, M Ferrer, J Dowling, L Xu, R Han, and H Xu. "The intracellular Ca²⁺ channel MCOLN1 is required for sarcolemma repair to prevent muscular dystrophy.," Nature medicine 20, no. 10 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014): 1187-92.

  • N Sahoo, T Hoshi, and S Heinemann. "Oxidative modulation of voltage-gated potassium channels.," Antioxidants & redox signaling 21, no. 6 (August 2014): 933-52.

  • N Sahoo, N Goradia, O Ohlenschläger, R Schönherr, M Friedrich, W Plass, R Kappl, T Hoshi, and S Heinemann. "Heme impairs the ball-and-chain inactivation of potassium channels.," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 42 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013): E4036-44.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Nirakar Sahoo. 2018 Rising STARs Award, University of Texas System, $300,000.00 (October 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021)

  • Nirakar Sahoo. Biophysical Society Annual Meeting Travel Award , Biophysical Society , $400.00 (March 2, 2019 - March 6, 2019)

Current Courses

BIOL 3405 E - Histology:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
BIOL 3405 C - Histology:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses