Omkar Patkar

Biography

Dr Omkar Patkar has been with the Macrophage biology group since 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. Omkar has expertise in brain health and disease specialising in addiction and behavioural neurobiology and developmental neurobiology. He is currently investigating the role of microglia in brain development and ageing. Omkar’s work has been published in many reputed journals and has attracted media interest. He was recently awarded a seed grant which investigated the neurological effects of a non-obesity causing high sugar diet, where he employed state-of-art brain imaging modalities and molecular techniques to demonstrate the neurotoxic effects of such a diet on adolescent brain development.



Publications:

2022

Stables, Jennifer; Green, Emma K; Sehgal, Anuj; Patkar, Omkar L; Keshvari, Sahar; Taylor, Isis; Ashcroft, Maisie E; Grabert, Kathleen; Wollscheid-Lengeling, Evi; Szymkowiak, Stefan; McColl, Barry W; Adamson, Antony; Humphreys, Neil E; Mueller, Werner; Starobova, Hana; Vetter, Irina; Shabestari, Sepideh Kiani; Blurton-Jones, Matthew M; Summers, Kim M; Irvine, Katharine M; Pridans, Clare; Hume, David A

A kinase-dead Csf1r mutation associated with adult-onset leukoencephalopathy has a dominant inhibitory impact on CSF1R signalling (Journal Article)

In: Development, vol. 149, no. 8, 2022, ISSN: 1477-9129.

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Keshvari, Sahar; Genz, Berit; Teakle, Ngari; Caruso, Melanie; Cestari, Michelle F; Patkar, Omkar L; Tse, Brian W C; Sokolowski, Kamil A; Ebersbach, Hilmar; Jascur, Julia; MacDonald, Kelli P A; Miller, Gregory; Ramm, Grant A; Pettit, Allison R; Clouston, Andrew D; Powell, Elizabeth E; Hume, David A; Irvine, Katharine M

Therapeutic potential of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF1) in chronic liver disease (Journal Article)

In: Dis Model Mech, 2022, ISSN: 1754-8411.

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2021

Keshvari, Sahar; Caruso, Melanie; Teakle, Ngari; Batoon, Lena; Sehgal, Anuj; Patkar, Omkar L.; Ferrari-Cestari, Michelle; Snell, Cameron E.; Chen, Chen; Stevenson, Alex; Davis, Felicity M.; Bush, Stephen J.; Pridans, Clare; Summers, Kim M.; Pettit, Allison R.; Irvine, Katharine M.; Hume, David A.

CSF1R-dependent macrophages control postnatal somatic growth and organ maturation (Journal Article)

In: PLOS Genetics, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. e1009605, 2021, ISSN: 1553-7404.

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Hume, David A.; Caruso, Melanie; Keshvari, Sahar; Patkar, Omkar L.; Sehgal, Anuj; Bush, Stephen J.; Summers, Kim M.; Pridans, Clare; Irvine, Katharine M.

The Mononuclear Phagocyte System of the Rat (Journal Article)

In: The Journal of Immunology, vol. 206, no. 10, pp. 2251–2263, 2021, ISSN: 0022-1767, 1550-6606.

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Keshvari, Sahar; Caruso, Melanie; Teakle, Ngari; Batoon, Lena; Sehgal, Anuj; Patkar, Omkar L; Ferrari-Cestari, Michelle; Snell, Cameron E; Chen, Chen; Stevenson, Alex; Davis, Felicity M; Bush, Stephen J; Pridans, Clare; Summers, Kim M; Pettit, Allison R; Irvine, Katharine M; Hume, David A

CSF1R-dependent macrophages control postnatal somatic growth and organ maturation (Journal Article)

In: PLOS Genetics, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. e1009605, 2021, ISSN: 1553-7404, (Publisher: Public Library of Science).

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Patkar, O. L.; Caruso, M.; Teakle, N.; Keshvari, S.; Bush, S. J.; Pridans, C.; Belmer, A.; Summers, K. M.; Irvine, K. M.; Hume, D. A.

Analysis of homozygous and heterozygous Csf1r knockout in the rat as a model for understanding microglial function in brain development and the impacts of human CSF1R mutations (Journal Article)

In: Neurobiology of Disease, vol. 151, 2021, ISSN: 09699961, (Publisher: Academic Press Inc.).

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