Previous Positions

University of Southern Maine, Portland (USA); Assistant Research Professor

Medical University of the Americas; Nevis, St Kilts and Nevis; Associate Professor and Course Director, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Saba University School of Medicine; Netherlands-Antilles Associate Professor and Course Director Biochemistry and Medical Genetics; Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Research Interests

Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Free Nitric Oxide using Nitrotyrosine Levels.
Blood Lactate concentration following exhaustion with recovery periods using hyperbaric oxygenation versus normobaric conditions in the physically fit and unfit.
The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Plasma C-Reactive Protein Levels.
The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on plasma nitrites.
Reduced lipid peroxidation with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healthy young adults.
The effects of a single hyperbaric oxygen treatment on the immediate Total Antioxidant level in normal human volunteers.

Publications

Renu Agnihotri, Amy R. Welch, James Stewart and Dheeraj Bansal. Measurement of plasma nitrotyrosine and nitrite after a single treatment with hyperbaric oxygen in healthy human subjects. Oral presentation at the International Congress of Hyperbaric Medicine, October 2008 at Beijing, China

Yu Alice Gao, Renu Agnihotri, Calvin P.H. Vary, Lucy Liaw. Expression and characterization of recombinant osteopontin peptides representing matrix metalloproteinase proteolytic fragments. Matrix Biology 23 (2004) 457–466

Agnihotri R, Crawford HC, Haro H, Matrisian LM, Havrda MC and Liaw L. Osteopontin, a
novel substrate for matrix metalloproteinase-3 (stromelysin-1) and matrix metalloproteinase-7 (matrilysin). J Biol Chem. 2001 Jul 27; 276(30):28261-7

Renu Agnihotri MBBS MD

President and Chief Academic Officer

Career Profile

A senior, dedicated, resourceful education professional with achievement in developing productive student-focused teaching methods and environments to maximize learning experiences for Physicians in training. Over a decade of experience with leading off-shore Caribbean Medical schools and a proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote an effective learning environment; ensure a culture that promotes continuous improvements for faculty and students; develop an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students and administrators; and mentor educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, a clear understanding of USMLE requirements and student assessment.

Dr. Agnihotri has a proven record for exceeding faculty goals through effective instruction, internal and external communication, engaging in continued professional development. Other educational knowledge and core skills include: USMLE focused, Student-Centered Instruction / Course Development / Development of Personalized Education plans: for Faculty and Students / Curriculum development and Implementation / Mentoring and Team-Building/ Instructional Programming / Extracurricular involvement / Educational Administration / Educational management / Educational Leadership.

Education

  • M.D., Clinical Biochemistry
  • Kasturba Medical College and Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Manipal, India
  • M.B.B.S  L.L.R.M Medical College, Meerut, India