Dr. Rajeev began his fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where continued as a member of the faculty in 1999. Apart from servicing his current position he is also a member of the Lung Biology Center, where he investigates mechanisms of airway hyperresponsiveness using a murine model of asthma.
Dr. Rajeev Venkayya has through his extension research been able to publish research papers in varied journals. His area of interest is investigational analysis of asthama
1. Venkayya R, Lam M, Willkom M, Grunig G, Corry DB, Erle DJ. “The Th2 Lymphocyte Products IL-4 and IL-13 Rapidly Induce Airway Hyperresponsiveness Through Direct Effects on Resident Airway Cells.” (Am J Resp Cell Mol Bio, in press).
2. Ford JG, Rennick D, Donaldson DD, Venkayya R, McArthur C, Hansell E, Kurup VA, Warnock M, Grunig G. IL-13 and IFNg - interactions in lung inflammation. Journal of Immunology 2001:167: 1769-1777
3. Grünig G, Warnock M, Wakil AE, Venkayya R, Brombacher F, Rennick DM, Sheppard D, Mohrs M, Donaldson DD, Locksley RM, Corry DB. "Requirement for IL-13 Independently of IL-4 in Experimental Asthma." Science 1998:282;2261-63.
4. Venkayya R, Corry DB, Wagner N, Mueller W, Erle DJ. 1998. The integrin b7 is necessary for development of airway hyperresponsiveness, but not airway inflammation, in a murine model of asthma.. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 157(3):A244 (Abstract).