Purna C. Kashyap, MBBS, is assistant professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic. He studies the complex interactions between gut bacteria and dietary carbohydrates and their influence on host physiological function, such as gastrointestinal motility.
His current research focuses on how gut bacteria influence gastrointestinal physiology by affecting gastrointestinal motility, secretion and sensation. The research aims to develop new biomarkers and microbiota-targeted therapies for treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome associated with altered gastrointestinal motility. He is also interested in probing microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in diseases such as Clostridium difficile colitis and obesity as well as modulation of these interactions by diet.
Dr. Kashyap earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College. He was a resident of internal medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology at Mayo Clinic
Areas of Expertise: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetic Gastroparesis, Mitochondrial Disorders, Neurogastroenterology, Microbial Ecology
Location: Rochester, MN
Heard on Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s Health Report: Bacteria In Our Gut
Added August 2015
Last Verified: August 2015