Kiran Panickar finished his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, following which he completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA, from 1992-1998. During his postdoctoral fellowship, he investigated the neuroprotective role of nicotinic drugs as well as estrogen in animal models of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. He subsequently joined the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, USA, as a Senior Research Fellow from 1998-2000 following which he accepted a faculty position in the Division of Neuropathology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA. In 2007, he joined the Diet, Genomics, and Immunology Laboratory at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, Beltsville, USA, where he is currently conducting research on the neural effects of dietary and plant polyphenols using cell culture and animal models of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity. His current work also includes investigating the role of various diets on cognitive function in humans.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012