Ghanshyam N. Pandey

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Ghanshyam N. Pandey, Ph.D., is currently Professor (with tenure) of Pharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Mood Disorders and Suicide Research. Dr. Pandey’s research focus is the study of neurotransmitter receptors and receptor-linked signaling systems in the pathophysiology of depression and suicide. He has demonstrated ß-adrenergic and serotonin (5HT)2A receptor abnormalities in peripheral cells of depressed and suicidal patients, and has also shown abnormalities of 5HT receptor subtypes and cellular signaling, such as protein kinase A, protein kinase C, CREB and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the postmortem brain of suicide. Currently he is studying the role of central neuroendocrine and neuroimmune functions in depression and suicide. Dr. Pandey received the 2010 Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the 2010 B.K. Bachhawat Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuroscience from the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), and the 2010 Researcher of the Year Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has more than 200 publications and several book chapters

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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