|Present||Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Rowan University ‐ Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|March 2016 - April 2018||Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania ‐ Neurosurgery|
|April 2013 - February 2016||Research Associate, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, Rowan University ‐ Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine|
|2016 - 2016||Beneficial effects of Lipoxin A4 as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease|
|New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc.|
|Role: The award was returned after I joined the University of Pennsylvania in March 2016. The grant was specific to NJ researchers.|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|International Brain Barriers Society, Member|
Honors and Awards
- Best Overall Poster Presentation award at American Delirium Society annual conference, June 2015, Baltimore, MD, USA.
- Best Poster Presentation award at American Delirium Society annual conference, June 2014, Baltimore, MD, USA.
- Best Outgoing Student for the year 2002, Department of Med. Lab. Tech., COAHS, MAHE, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
- Scholarship, Institute of Medicine, TUTH, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Geeta Rana Merit Award, Bhanubhakata Memorial Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Problem-based learning: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM)
- Internal Medicine Residents Lecture Series: RowanSOM and Jefferson-Stratford (NJ)
|September 2007 - May 2013||PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, Rowan University ‐ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences|
|July 2005||MSc, Med. Biochemistry, Manipal University ‐ Kasturba Medical College|
|June 2002||B.S., Medical Laboratory Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education ‐ College of Allied Health Sciences|
|October 1999||Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital ‐ Institute of Medicine|
Research Works (17)
Retinal pathology is associated with increased blood–retina barrier permeability ...
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research (2017)
Using a porcine model of diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolaemia, we previously showed that diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolaemia is associated with ...
Detection of Alzheimer's disease at mild cognitive impairment and ...
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring (2016)
INTRODUCTION: There is an urgent need to identify biomarkers that can accurately detect and diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD). Autoantibodies are ...
Diabetes and Hypercholesterolemia Increase Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability and Brain Amyloid ...
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (2013)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypercholesterolemia (HC) have emerged as major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, highlighting the importance of vascular ...
Neuronal PAD4 expression and protein citrullination: Possible role in production ...
Journal of Autoimmunity (2012)
Peptidyl arginine deiminases (PADs) catalyze a post-translational protein modification reaction called citrullination, where arginine is converted to citrulline. This modification ...
Brain-reactive autoantibodies prevalent in human sera increase intraneuronal amyloid-β(1-42 ...
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (2011)
Previous studies have reported immunoglobulin-positive neurons in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains, an observation indicative of blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. Recently, ...
Review Article (3)
Cerebrovascular and blood-brain barrier compromise: A mechanistic link between vascular ...
Journal of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer’s disease (2015)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common subtypes of neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), with overlapping clinical presentation ...