Ashok K. Shetty was born in Vandse (Mangalore region of Karnataka), India. He received his M.S. degree in human anatomy from Kasturba Medical College (affiliated to Mysore University), Manipal, India, in 1983. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in neurosciences from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, in 1990. Since 1992, Dr. Shetty is with the Duke University Medical Center at Durham, NC, USA. In 1992, he was a Research Associate in neurosurgery. Since 1995, Dr. Shetty has been a faculty at the Division of Neurosurgery (Department of Surgery) at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. He was an Assistant Professor between 1995 and 1999 and an Associate Professor between 1999 and 2004. Presently, Shetty is a Full Professor at the Division of Neurosurgery. His major research interests include neural stem cell behavior in aging and disease, adult neurogenesis in aging and disease, and stem cell transplantation for brain repair in a variety of neurodegenerative disease models. On-going studies in Dr. Shetty’s laboratory at Duke University are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Merit Review Award). From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Shetty has been a Charter Member of the NIH Study Section of Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience, ZRG1, CNNT. He has also served as an ad hoc member of several other NIH study sections since 2003. Dr. Shetty is currently an Editorial Board Member of many international journals, which include Stem Cells, Aging Cell, Stem Cells & Cloning, and Current Aging Science.
Biography Updated on 10 July 2011