Dr Khosla has been working on diet and lipoprotein metabolism for almost thirty years. After obtaining his BSc and MSc from Newcastle University in the UK and PhD from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, he did post-doctoral research at Brandeis University in the USA. Dr Khosla is the author of some eighty plus articles including original research, book chapters, reviews and commentaries. He has been involved in dietary-fat related research/education for several years and given over a hundred invited guest lectures and seminars in thirty countries. He has supervised thirty graduate students and taught over eighty courses. Over the last few years, Dr Khosla’s laboratory has carried out studies in dialysis patients to look at the effects of various supplements (omega 3 fatty acids, tocotrienols) on markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and blood lipids. He is currently the lead investigator on a multi-centered clinical trial involving various dialysis units in Michigan (Henry Ford, Great Lakes Dialysis, Davita) as well as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), evaluating the effects of tocotrienol supplementation on lipid, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. He is also the lead investigator in a collaborative study looking at various aspects of diet on protein energy wasting (PEW) in dialysis patients. This work, in addition to UKM and UPM, involves collaborative centers in the UK, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and India. Currently, Dr. Khosla is also the Graduate Officer for the NFS Department.
Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Current research interests relate to the role of diet on a) lipoprotein metabolism ( in general) and b) specifically in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients including those with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenabce hemodialysis. Also interested on the effects of PEW in CKD
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- BSc (Hons) Physiology, MSc and PhD Biochemistry,
NFS 4230 Macronutrients
NFS 6000 Nutritional Biochemistry (team taught)