Harold Kunal Elias

Harold Kunal Elias

Harold Kunal Elias
Cardiovascular Research Institute, Kansas Medical Center


Dr Harold Kunal Elias has received his Medical education bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree (2002-2008) from Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Currently, he is Working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI).

Research Interest

• Differentiation machinery of adult-bone marrow derived stem cells, embryonic stem cells and iPS cells into functional cardiomyocytes. The role of Wnt, Notch and BMP in regulating this mechanism.
• Hematopoietic niche in bone marrow, which governs the self-regulating mechanism of stem cells and directs their homing properties.
• Role of noncoding RNA’s such as miRNA, as key genomic expression modulators, regulating the cardiomyocyte lineage.
• Exosomal transport of miRNAs and their potential role as therapeutic models.