Dr Kosha Mehta
Senior lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
Telephone:020 7815 7988
School/Division:Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Dr Kosha Mehta is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in the Division of Human Sciences, School of Applied Sciences.
She holds the following academic qualifications from University of Westminster:
- BSc. Biochemistry and Microbiology
- PGCert. Molecular Biology in Medicine
- MSc. Medical Molecular Biology
- PhD. Molecular and Cellular aspects of iron regulation
Kosha started her career at the Health Protection Agency and then joined Imperial College London as a Research Officer. Following this, she worked on different research projects at the universities of Bedfordshire, Westminster and King's College London. The projects overarched hepatology and/or haematology and examined the pathological role of iron at molecular, cellular and physiological level.
In addition to research, she taught on subjects underpinning Biomedical Sciences. Academic institutions at which she taught include the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Universities of Notre Dame, Bedfordshire and Westminster, and King's College London (KCL). At KCL, she taught on the MSc. in Public Health programme, while also teaching Biochemsitry and Cell/ Molecular Biology to the first year students of medicine and dentistry.
Kosha enjoys teaching. She aims to provide academic support to the students to enhance their learning experience.
Most recent publications
Mehta, K and Farnaud, S and Sharp, P A Iron and liver fibrosis: mechanistic and clinical aspects. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 25. 521-538. DOI https://www.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v25.i5.521
Mehta, K and Seijo, M and Larumbe-Zabala, E and Ashrafi, N and Christides, T and Karsten, B and Nielsen, BV and Naclerio, F Case Studies: Effects of Beef, Whey and Carbohydrate Supplementation in Female Master Triathletes. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise,
Mehta, K and Coombes, JD and Briones-Orta, M and Manka, PP and Williams, R and Patel, VB and Syn, W-K Iron Enhances Hepatic Fibrogenesis and Activates Transforming Growth Factor-β Signaling in Murine Hepatic Stellate Cells.. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 355. 183-190. DOI 10.1016/j.amjms.2017.08.012
Mehta, K Oxidative Stress in Iron-toxicity of Liver. In: The Liver: Oxidative stress and dietary antioxidants. Elsevier, pp. 43-54. ISBN 978-0128039519 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/C2015-0-00760-2
Riva, A and Patel, V and Kurioka, A and Jeffery, HC and Wright, G and Tarff, S and Shawcross, D and Ryan, JM and Evans, A and Azarian, S and Bajaj, JS and Fagan, A and Patel, V and Mehta, K and Lopez, C and Simonova, M and Katzarov, K and Hadzhiolova, T and Pavlova, S and Wendon, JA and Oo, YH and Klenerman, P and Williams, R and Chokshi, S Mucosa-associated invariant T cells link intestinal immunity with antibacterial immune defects in alcoholic liver disease. Gut, 67. 918-930. DOI 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314458
Mehta, K and Farnaud, S and Patel, VB Erratum to: HFE mRNA expression is responsive to intracellular and extracellular iron loading: short communication. Molecular Biology Reports, 44. 405-405. DOI 10.1007/s11033-017-4127-y
Mehta, K and Farnaud, S and Patel, VB HFE mRNA expression is responsive to intracellular and extracellular iron loading: short communication. Molecular Biology Reports, 44. 399-403. DOI 10.1007/s11033-017-4123-2
Manka, P and Coombes, JD and Bechmann, L and Swiderska-Syn, M and Reid, D and Claridge, LC and Younis, R and Mehta, K and Briones, MA and Kitamura, N and Mi, Z and Kuo, PC and Williams, R and Eksteen, B and Diehl, AM and Gerken, G and Canbay, A and Flamant, F and Gauthier, K and Syn, WK Thyroid Hormone Receptor (TR): a regulator in Liver Fibrogenesis. In: Fibrogenesis, 1 Jan 2016 - 2 Jan 2016, New York.
Mehta, K and Busbridge, M and Renshaw, D and Evans, RW and Farnaud, S and Patel, VB Characterization of hepcidin response to holotransferrin in novel recombinant TfR1 HepG2 cells. Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases, 61. 37-45. DOI 10.1016/j.bcmd.2016.06.008
Mehta, K and Farnaud, S and Patel, VB Molecular Effects of Alcohol on Iron Metabolism. In: Molecular Aspects of Alcohol and Nutrition: A Volume in the Molecular Nutrition Series. Academic Press, pp. 355-368. ISBN 9780128010037 DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800773-0.00028-8More publications at LSBU Research Open