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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Sridevi Devaraj, Ph.D.


Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research
Director of Toxicology
Director of Special Chemistry
Co-Director, Translational Program, UC Davis CTSC

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
4635 2nd Ave, Res 1 Bldg, Rm 3001
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone: (916) 734-6594
Fax: (916) 734-6593
Pager: (916) 762-4910
Email: sridevi.devaraj@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

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Clinical Interests

  • Toxicology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Flow cytometry

Research Interests

  • Role of Dyslipidemia, Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nutritional Modulation of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risk


Brief Biography

Sridevi Devaraj graduated from the Post-Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Madras, India, with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and thereafter undertook fellowships at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas in Human Nutrition and Clinical Chemistry (1994-1997).  In 1999 she became Assistant Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Human Metabolism in the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern.  She is presently Associate Professor in the Laboratory for Atherosclerosis and Metabolic Research and Director of Toxicology and Special Chemistry in the Department of Pathology at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.

To date Sridevi Devaraj has published over 180 original papers and invited reviews in the areas of clinical biochemistry, atherosclerosis, metabolism, nutrition and free radical biology.  She has received numerous awards for her work including the George Grannis Award from the National Academy Of Clinical Biochemistry and an award for Outstanding Achievements by a Young Investigator in Clinical Chemistry from the American Association Of Clinical Chemistry.  She is presently a member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American Heart Association as well as the Merck Young Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis.  Presently, her major research interests are atherosclerosis, inflammation, oxidative stress, antioxidants and diabetes and nutritional modulation of risk factors for heart disease.  Her research has been funded by the NIH, ADA, AHA and other sponsors.  She also serves as the Laboratory Core Director for the General Clinical Research Center at UC Davis.