Prabal Deb was born in Kolkata, India, in 1968. He received the M.B.B.S. and the M.D. (pathology) degrees from the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona University, India, in 1990 and 1998, respectively. Since 1990, he is with the Armed Forces Medical Service, India. From 2003 to 2005, he underwent training in neuropathology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. In 2007, he was nominated as the Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), New Delhi. The same year, he was awarded the ICRETT Fellowship by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Geneva. He underwent specialized training in molecular neuropathology, under the supervision of Professor Andreas von Deimling, at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Subsequent to this, he was awarded the Fellowship of UICC (FUICC). Presently, he is an Associate Professor and Neuropathologist, at the Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, which is a tertiary care referral, training and research center. His primary interests are neuropathology (with special emphasis on neoplastic and malformative lesions, and nerve pathology), ultrastructural pathology, and cytopathology. In 2000, he was awarded the Best Research paper for his work on hormone receptors in breast carcinoma. In 2005, he received the Best Paper in Neurology and the Ciba-Geigy Epilepsy Award of the Neurological Society of India, for his work on establishing the role of CD34 (stem cell marker) in glioneuronal lesions of epilepsy. In 2010, he was the corecipient of the Eric Peet Prize of the Indian Association of Reconstructive Surgery, for his work on histomorphometric evaluation of viability of nerve in brachial plexus injuries and its feasibility for subsequent nerve transfer surgery. He has also featured in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2009-2010). Deb is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Cytology, published by the Indian Association of Cytology. He is a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals.
Biography Updated on 15 February 2011