Department of Pathology
Vishnu Samara’s research interests focus on clinical chemistry, toxicology, and pharmacogenetics, and include identification and validation of novel biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases, acute kidney injury, and multiple myeloma.
His research has been published in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Cells, Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight, Circulation Research, and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. He has also contributed to an online chapter, “Drugs of Abuse,” for pathologyoutlines.com.
Samara holds a BS in chemistry from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India, and an MS in medical biochemistry from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India. He received his PhD in biological sciences from the Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded a predoctoral fellowship grant from the American Heart Association. He completed a clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.