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

  • Computational Biology
  • Physics/Biophysics
  • Systems Biology


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

Striegel DA, Hara M, Periwal V. Adaptation of pancreatic islet cyto-architecture during development. Phys Biol. 2016 Apr 11; 13 (2; 13; 2016 Apr 11):025004. [Full Text/Abstract]
Striegel DA, Wojtowicz D, Przytycka TM, Periwal V. Correlated rigid modes in protein families. Phys Biol. 2016 Apr 11; 13 (2; 13; 2016 Apr 11):025003. [Full Text/Abstract]
Li Y, Periwal V, Cushman SW, Stenkula KG. Adipose cell hypertrophy precedes the appearance of small adipocytes by 3 days in C57BL/6 mouse upon changing to a high fat diet. Adipocyte. 2015 Dec 8; 5 (2015 Dec 8; 5; 1):81-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Young LH, Periwal V. Metabolic scaling predicts posthepatectomy liver regeneration after accounting for hepatocyte hypertrophy. Liver Transpl. 2015 Dec 28; 22 (2015 Dec 28; 4; 22):476-484. [Full Text/Abstract]
Li Y, Gaillard JR, McLaughlin T, Sørensen TIa, Periwal V. Macro fat and micro fat: insulin sensitivity and gender dependent response of adipose tissue to isocaloric diet change. Adipocyte. 2015 Apr 21; 4 (4; 2015 Apr 21):256-63. [Full Text/Abstract]
Striegel DA, Hara M, Periwal V. The Beta Cell in Its Cluster: Stochastic Graphs of Beta Cell Connectivity in the Islets of Langerhans. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Aug; 11 (8; 11; 2015 Aug):e1004423. [Full Text/Abstract]
Shreif Z, Striegel DA, Periwal V. The jigsaw puzzle of sequence phenotype inference: Piecing together Shannon entropy, importance sampling, and Empirical Bayes. J Theor Biol. 2015 Jun 16; 380 (380; 2015 Jun 16):399-413. [Full Text/Abstract]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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. 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]