Nilay Patel

Contact Information

Office: DBH 111A

Phone: 657-278-2483

Nilay Patel

Associate Professor


PhD, The State University of New York, Stony Brook

BS, University of Cincinnati 

Research Areas

Gene regulation of apolipoportein E (apoE), role of apoE in Alzheimer's Disease

Courses Regularly Taught

Genetics and Molecular Biology, Intermediate Cell Biology


*Kirby LA, *Schott JT, *Noble BL, *Mendez DC, Caseley PC, *Peterson SC, *Routledge TJ, Patel NV (2012) Glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) inhibitor, SB-216763, promotes pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039329.

Patel NV , Gordon MN, Connor KE, Good RA, Engelman RW, Mason J, Morgan DG, Morgan TE, Finch CE (2005) Caloric Restriction Slows Amyloid Accumulation in Transgenic Models of Alzheimer Disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 26: 995-1000.

Wong AM, Patel NV , Patel NK, Wei M, Morgan TE, de Beer MC, de Villiers WJ, Finch CE. (2005) Macrosialin increases during normal brain aging are attenuated by caloric restriction. Neuroscience Letters, 390: 76-80.

Patel NV , Wei M, Wong AM, Morgan TE, Finch CE (2004) Aging decreases glia-derived apolipoprotein-E and J secretion. Neuroscience Letters, 371:199-204.

Patel NV , Finch CE (2002) The glucocorticoid paradox of caloric restriction in slowing brain aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 23:707-717. 

* indicates student co-author