Prabhakara V. Choudary
Prabhakara V. Choudary holds a Ph.D. degree. He serves as a Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a Member of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California Davis. He received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Science in 1976. Dr. Choudary’s research focuses on the study of genetic variations in neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases by integrating genomics, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. His major interests include delineating gene expression aberrations in CNS disorders, with emphasis on how noncoding RNAs regulate neuronal development in schizophrenia, mood disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and drug addiction. The goal of his work is to develop a minimally invasive biomarker assay to predict onset of the disease before its phenotypic manifestation. Requiring only a blood or saliva sample of the patient, the principle and methodology will impact the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of a wide variety of common diseases. Dr. Choudary’s honors include Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship, Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Lectureship, Rolex Award for Enterprise, and election to the Fellowships of the Washington Academy of Sciences, AAAS, and Royal Society of Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2011