Director Molecular Nutrition - Nestle
Dr. Satyaraj earned his PhD in Immunology from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India and completed a Fellowship in Molecular Immunology at the University of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Satyaraj subsequently accepted an Instructor’s position at the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, where he taught Immunology and conducted research in the area of autoimmunity. In 2001 he joined Molecular Staging Inc. New Haven, Connecticut, a biotech company started with technology from Yale, working in the area of cytokines and disease biomarkers, where he lead research collaborations with universities and industry resulting in two seminal publications: predictive biomarkers for cerebral palsy & biomarkers for inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Satyaraj joined Nestle Purina in 2003, as part of the Nestlé Research Center in St Louis, MO, establishing a nutritional immunology research program, helping launch several products globally, including ProPlan Optistart Puppy & Kitten. He implemented models for evaluating nutritional impact on the immune system and pioneered the development of the first multiplex assay panels capable of measuring canine & feline cytokines. He currently serves as Director of Molecular Nutrition at Nestlé Research Center in St Louis, MO. Dr. Satyaraj has authored numerous scientific papers in the areas of cellular / molecular immunology and cytokine biology, including a recent publication in the journal Science that explains size variations in dogs and a book chapter describing the interplay of nutrition & immune system in infectious diseases. Dr. Satyaraj is a member of the American Association of Immunologist and the American Veterinary Immunology Association, is a reviewer for several journals including British Journal of Nutrition, Arthritis & Rheumatism. Dr. Satyaraj is a Fellow of the Academy of Science, St Louis, MO.