Gloyn group

Mahesh Umapathysivam


DPhil student


Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LJ


Research overview

Mahesh is a Rhodes and Radcliffe Department of Medicine Scholar. He graduated from Adelaide University, Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery as well as a Bachelor of Medical Science (hons). Prior to joining OCDEM to undertake a DPhil he worked in clinical medicine at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Adelaide Intensive Care Research Department. His interest are clinical practice, translation of evidence based healthcare and clinical research in type 2 diabetes, particularly focusing on the incretin GLP-1.

Mahesh’s DPhil is entitled 'Translating genetic association signals into molecular mechanisms for Type 2 diabetes.' He is being supervised by Professor Anna Gloyn and Professor Mark McCarthy.

Selected publications

Umapathysivam MM, Lee MY, Jones KL et al.The effect of prolonged glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor stimulation on gastric emptying and glycemia. Diabetes 2013;63:785-90.

Lee,JD Fraser, K Sundararajan, M Umapathysivam et al. The effect of exogenous glucose – dependent insulinotropic polypeptide in combination with glucagon-like peptide-1 on glycaemia in critically ill patients. M Diabetes Care 2013;36:3333-6.