Chathyan Pararasa 

Chathyan Pararasa - ARCHA

Post Doctoral Fellow, Biosciences 

School of Life and Health sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET
Email: pararasc@aston.ac.uk

Academic History

2008-2009 -Msc (Toxicology) University of Birmingham

2005-2008 - BMedSci Medical Science University of Birmingham

2009-2013 - PhD Aston University, Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing

Current Research

Investigation of the impact of fatty acids on monocyte to macrophage differentiation, determining if these fatty acids influence or polarise monocytes towards either a M1 classical or an M2 anti-inflammatory phenotype, in addition to the roles of metabolic transcription factors such as PPAR and FOXO in these processes.  Of particular interest is the interplay between the substrate environment and the influence over monocyte behaviour and ultimately macrophage phenotype in ageng and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease'.