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Hitesh Pawar, DVM, MVSc, PhD

Dr. Hitesh Pawar, DVM, MVSc, PhD
  • Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Office: BBS-5318
  • Phone: 713-486-4338
  • Email: Hitesh.N.Pawar@uth.tmc.edu
  • Administrative Area(s): Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
  • Education:

    Postdoctoral Associate, Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience | University of Texas at El Paso, 2018
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience | Kansas State University, 2015
    PhD, Animal Biotechnology | Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India, 2012
    MVSc, Animal Genetics & Breeding | Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, 2009
    BVSc (DVM) | Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai, India, 2007

Dr. Hitesh Pawar is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. His main areas of expertise are genomics and molecular biology.

Dr. Pawar's research interests focus on understanding the involvement of a novel immune-system-derived splice variant of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the development and perpetuation of autoimmune thyroiditis using gene-targeted knockdown systems. Similarly, Dr. Pawar's additional research studies have focused on identifying the role of TSH beta gene-associated transcription factors, enhancers, and suppressers in gene splicing and its functional role in development of autoimmune diseases.