Jaya Prakash Golla, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences | Vasiliou Lab


Jaya Prakash Golla (Jay), PhD, is Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health. He earned his PhD in Genetics from the Osmania University, India. He then completed his postdoctoral training in embryo implantation-pre-eclampsia, cell death and differentiation, and signaling pathways in development, National Institute of Immunology, India. Later, Dr. Golla pursued postdoctoral training in molecular endocrinology to understand the epigenetic mechanisms of gonadotrophin receptors at National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, and later continued his research on metabolic mechanisms in colorectal carcinogenesis at National Cancer Institute, NIH. He joined the Yale School of Public Health in June 2016.

Dr. Golla has training in multi-disciplinary areas of research in human genetics, cellular signaling mechanisms in disease models, molecular endocrinology, and metabolism. His expertise includes studying the carcinogen metabolism and mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis, primarily using colon cancer mouse models, and have considerable experience in maintaining mouse colonies. He is primarily interested in understanding the mechanisms of ethanol and chemical-mediated colorectal carcinogenesis in aldehyde dehydrogenases, cytochrome P-450 mouse models using the state of the art of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics studies for the discovery of cancer biomarkers.

Education & Training

PhD Osmania University, Genetics (2007)
MSc Osmania University, Genetics (2000)
Postdoctoral Fellow National Cancer Institute, NIH

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