U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 240-274-9150
Email: vipulp@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Assistant ProfessorPhysics Department, Princeton University1993-2001
  • MemberThe Institute for Advanced Study1991-1993
  • Research PhysicistInstitute for Theoretical Physics, University of California1988-1991
  • Ph.D.Princeton University1988
  • M.A.Princeton University1984
  • B.S.California Institute of Technology1983

 Related Links

  • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
  • Systems Biology


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Periwal V, Gaillard JR, Needleman L, Doria C. Mathematical model of liver regeneration in human live donors. J Cell Physiol. 2014 May; 229 (229; 2014 May; 5):599-606. [Full Text/Abstract]
Shreif Z, Periwal V. A network characteristic that correlates environmental and genetic robustness. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Feb; 10 (2; 2014 Feb; 10):e1003474. [Full Text/Abstract]
Wang X, Misawa R, Zielinski MC, Cowen P, Jo J, Periwal V, Ricordi C, Khan A, Szust J, Shen J, Millis JM, Witkowski P, Hara M. Regional differences in islet distribution in the human pancreas--preferential beta-cell loss in the head region in patients with type 2 diabetes. PLoS One. 2013; 8 (6; 8; 2013):e67454. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jo J, Hörnblad A, Kilimnik G, Hara M, Ahlgren U, Periwal V. The fractal spatial distribution of pancreatic islets in three dimensions: a self-avoiding growth model. Phys Biol. 2013 Jun; 10 (10; 3; 2013 Jun):036009. [Full Text/Abstract]
Adler-Wailes DC, Periwal V, Ali AH, Brady SM, McDuffie JR, Uwaifo GI, Tanofsky-Kraff M, Salaita CG, Hubbard VS, Reynolds JC, Chow CC, Sumner AE, Yanovski JA. Sex-associated differences in free fatty acid flux of obese adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr; 98 (98; 4; 2013 Apr):1676-84. [Full Text/Abstract]
Li Y, Periwal V. Synergy in free radical generation is blunted by high-fat diet induced alterations in skeletal muscle mitochondrial metabolism. Biophys J. 2013 Mar 5; 104 (104; 5; 2013 Mar 5):1127-41. [Full Text/Abstract]
Heuett WJ, Miller BV 3rd, Racette SB, Holloszy JO, Chow CC, Periwal V. Bayesian functional integral method for inferring continuous data from discrete measurements. Biophys J. 2012 Feb 8; 102 (102; 2012 Feb 8; 3):399-406. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jo J, Kilimnik G, Kim A, Guo C, Periwal V, Hara M. Formation of pancreatic islets involves coordinated expansion of small islets and fission of large interconnected islet-like structures. Biophys J. 2011 Aug 3; 101 (2011 Aug 3; 101; 3):565-74. [Full Text/Abstract]
Chow CC, Periwal V, Csako G, Ricks M, Courville AB, Miller BV 3rd, Vega GL, Sumner AE. Higher acute insulin response to glucose may determine greater free fatty acid clearance in African-American women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Aug; 96 (8; 2011 Aug; 96):2456-63. [Full Text/Abstract]
Zhang Y, Malone JH, Powell SK, Periwal V, Spana E, Macalpine DM, Oliver B. Expression in aneuploid Drosophila S2 cells. PLoS Biol. 2010 Feb 23; 8 (8; 2; 2010 Feb 23):e1000320. [Full Text/Abstract]
MacKellar J, Cushman SW, Periwal V. Waves of adipose tissue growth in the genetically obese Zucker fatty rat. PLoS One. 2010 Jan 22; 5 (2010 Jan 22; 5; 1):e8197. [Full Text/Abstract]
Heuett WJ, Periwal V. Autoregulation of free radicals via uncoupling protein control in pancreatic beta-cell mitochondria. Biophys J. 2010 Jan 20; 98 (98; 2; 2010 Jan 20):207-17. [Full Text/Abstract]
Lee JH, Jo J, Hardikar AA, Periwal V, Rane SG. Cdk4 regulates recruitment of quiescent beta-cells and ductal epithelial progenitors to reconstitute beta-cell mass. PLoS One. 2010 Jan 13; 5 (5; 2010 Jan 13; 1):e8653. [Full Text/Abstract]
MacKellar J, Cushman SW, Periwal V. Differential effects of thiazolidinediones on adipocyte growth and recruitment in Zucker fatty rats. PLoS One. 2009 Dec 24; 4 (4; 12; 2009 Dec 24):e8196. [Full Text/Abstract]
Miller K, Kim A, Kilimnik G, Jo J, Moka U, Periwal V, Hara M. Islet formation during the neonatal development in mice. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 6; 4 (4; 2009 Nov 6; 11):e7739. [Full Text/Abstract]
Furchtgott LA, Chow CC, Periwal V. A model of liver regeneration. Biophys J. 2009 May 20; 96 (2009 May 20; 10; 96):3926-35. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jo J, Gavrilova O, Pack S, Jou W, Mullen S, Sumner AE, Cushman SW, Periwal V. Hypertrophy and/or Hyperplasia: Dynamics of Adipose Tissue Growth. PLoS Comput Biol. 2009 Mar; 5 (3; 5; 2009 Mar):e1000324. [Full Text/Abstract]
Periwal V, Chow CC, Bergman RN, Ricks M, Vega GL, Sumner AE. Evaluation of quantitative models of the effect of insulin on lipolysis and glucose disposal. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Oct; 295 (2008 Oct; 4; 295):R1089-96. [Full Text/Abstract]
Periwal V, Chow CC. Patterns in food intake correlate with body mass index. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Nov; 291 (291; 5; 2006 Nov):E929-36. [Full Text/Abstract]