Jaya Padmanabhan obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Kerala, India, on a project entitled ‘Studies on the metabolism of lipids and connective tissue macromolecules’. She received her post-doctoral training from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, and Columbia University, New York. Her interest in neuroscience field was kindled by her experience at Columbia University where she worked on cell cycle-dependent mechanisms in neuronal apoptosis. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, University of South Florida. Here she is examining the mechanism by which proteins involved in cell cycle regulation and inflammation induce pathology development in Alzheimer’s disease. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and edited a book on “Cell cycle regulators in Alzheimer’s disease”. The research in her lab is supported by grants from the Alzheimer’s Association and the NIH.
Biography Updated on 18 March 2012