Ulhas Naik received his B.S. degree (honors) in chemistry and M.S. degree (gold medalist) in biochemistry from the University of Bombay, India, in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of Bombay, India, in 1986. He later moved to the USA and received his postdoctoral training from Cornell University Medical College, New York, and Downstate Medical College, Brooklyn. He was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Dr. Naik joined the University of Delaware as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. In 2004, he was promoted with Tenure to an Associate Professor and jointly appointed as an Associate Professor of biochemistry as well as chemical engineering. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of a Full Professor. Since 2009, Dr. Naik has been appointed as the Founding Director of the Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center. Moreover, he has received numerous awards including the American Heart Association’s Ella Fitzgerald Research Fellowship in 1990, Young Investigator Prize in 1996, Mario Toppo, Distinguished Scientist Award, and the Juan Villamarin Mentor of the Year Award in 2008. Dr. Naik is on the Editorial Board of Blood, Frontiers in Bioscience, and The Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal, and he is a Journal Club Member of Cell Adhesion and Migration. In addition, he has received research funding from the American Heart Association, National Institute of Health, and National Science Foundation. Dr. Naik served as Grant Review Committee Member of AHA, NIH, NSF, DOD, VA, Army Welcome Trust, and Qatar Research Foundation. He is currently serving as a regular member on NHLBI study section. His major research interest is in understanding the role of cell adhesion molecules in regulating cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Particularly, he is interested in signal transduction pathways regulated by integrins and junctional adhesion molecules.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2009