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About Nimish Acharya

My research program is aimed at elucidating and characterizing cellular and molecular pathway(s) that trigger and perpetuate neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative changes in events and evolving pathologies that cause cerebrovascular damage as in Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, aging, and postoperative delirium in the elderly.


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, Rowan University New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA)

Curriculum Vitae


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.
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Professional Service and Affiliations

International Brain Barriers Society, Member
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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

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