Prabhakara V. Choudary

University of California, Davis, USA


Prabhakara V. Choudary holds the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He serves as Professor Emeritus in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. His research focuses on the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases by integrating genomics, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. His major interests include delineating gene expression variations in CNS disorders, with emphasis on how noncoding RNAs influence 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/complex diseases. His 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 6 April 2016

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