Chellakkan S. Blesson, M.Phil., Ph.D., TS/HCLD (ABB)


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine post-doctoral fellow   2016
University of Texas Medical Branch post-doctoral fellow   2013
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden post-doctoral fellow   2012
Central Drug Research Institute and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2008
Madras Christian College, Chennai, India masters Masters of Philosophy 2002
Madras Christian College, Chennai, India: masters Masters of Science 2001

Personal Statement

Dr. Blesson has over two decades of experience in the field of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. He is a board certified Technical Supervisor and High Complexity-Clinical Laboratory Director by the American Board of Bioanalysis in Andrology and Embryology. He is also Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Blesson is involved in translational research and teaching. He is passionate about bringing his research expertise to improve healthcare. He also teach and mentor residents and fellows. He has vast experience in sex hormone signaling and its relevance in reproduction and metabolism. As an IVF laboratory director, he has made it his mission to improve reproductive success by (i) bringing new cutting edge assisted reproductive technologies and to apply it to our patients, (ii) understanding the mechanisms of reproductive diseases and (iii) fostering an environment of knowledge driven patient care and education at Family Fertility Center. He is also involved in improving quality and developing novel technologies for fertility treatments.

His research team is working towards understanding the developmental origins of diseases and its role in reproduction and metabolism. Adverse uterine environment during critical period of early development predisposes the individual to increased risk of metabolic diseases in adult life. His team is currently investigating the roles of hormones and nutrition during early development and its implication in the developmental origin of adult diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes. His team investigate the effects of PCOS on ovary, oocytes and embryos. They are currently studying the role of androgens in mitochondrial function and metabolism. They have also developed a novel low protein programmed lean type 2 diabetic rat model to investigate the role of developmental programming of type 2 diabetes. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national and inter-national conferences.


Organization Name Role
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, AL, USA Member
Center for Reproductive Medicine, BCM TX, USA Member
Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology, India Member
Society for Reproductive Investigation WI, USA Member
Texas Forum for Reproductive Sciences, TX, USA Member

Selected Publications

Blesson C.S, Schutt A, Mathew P.R, Tanchico D, Balakrishnan M, Yallampalli U and Yallampalli C. Folate Treatment Partially Reverses Gestational Low Protein Diet Induced Glucose Intolerance and the Magnitude of Reversal is Age and Sex Dependent. Nutrition 2018 May; 49:81-89.

Blesson C.S, Chinnathambi V, Kumar S, Yallampalli C. Gestational Protein Restriction Impairs Glucose Disposal in the Gastrocnemius Muscles of Female Rats. Endocrinology (2017) 158(4):756-7.

Blesson C.S, Schutt A, Balakrishnan M, Pautler R, Pedersen S, Sarkar P, Gonzales D, Zhu G, Marini J, Chacko S, Yallampalli U and Yallampalli M. Novel lean type 2 diabetic rat model using gestational low protein programming. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016) 214(4):540.

Blesson C.S*, Yallampalli C. Pregnancy is a new window of susceptibility for Bisphenol A exposure. Endocrinology (2015) 156(5):1611-2.

Blesson C.S, Chinnathambi V, Hankins G, Yallampalli C and Sathishkumar K. Prenatal testosterone exposure induces hypertension in adult females via androgen receptor-dependent PKCδ-mediated mechanism. Hypertension (2015) 65(3):683-90.

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