McGovern Medical School
As a neuroscience researcher, I have been working in the field of stroke and behavioral research for over 15 years. I began my research career in India where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Gulbarga University, one of the best universities in India. I received my PhD in 2009 from the University of Lille-2, France and then completed my post-doctoral training at the University of Connecticut Health Center. My current success is greatly attributed to solid research training in the field of behavioral & translational research from my mentors and internationally renowned clinician neuroscientists Professor Regis Bordet (Vice-president of University of Lille, FRANCE) and Professor Louise McCullough (Chair of Neurology department at UTHealth) and the funding support from AHA.
My research program is primarily focuses on two major research directions: 1) identification and development of novel therapeutic approaches to improve ischemic stroke outcomes by reducing neuronal death to enhance recovery, and 2) understanding the role of pre- and post-stroke depression on recovery. We utilize a variety of pre-clinical models to explore the mechanisms underlying post-stroke depression and cognitive impairment. Currently, our group is working on several translational stroke research projects, and we have identified a potent neuroprotective agent that is ready for clinical testing soon.
My research work has been published in several prestigious journals, including Stroke, Annals of Neurology, Translational Psychiatry, Acta Neuropathologica and proceedings of the national academy of sciences. I have received a number of awards and honors, including the Awards from AHA and last year’s Deans teaching excellence Award.
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose
Sunday, October 6
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