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Dr. Anant Patel

Senior Scientist
NMR Microimaging and Spectroscopy / Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Uppal Raod

Brief Biography:

Dr. Anant B. Patel obtained his master in Chemistry with Physical Chemistry specialization from Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University in 1993 and Ph. D. in Chemistry entitled "NMR Studies of Biomolecular Systems" from the Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundmamental Research / Mumbai University, Mumbai in 1999. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (MRRC), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA from 1999-2003. He served as Associate Research Scientist at Yale MRRC from 2003-2006. He joined the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad as a senior scientist in June 2006. He has started in vivo NMR imaging and spectroscopy program in the institute and carrying out research in the field of in vivo NMR spectroscopy.

Academic positions:

1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale Univ. 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. Department of Psychiatry, Yale Univ. 2003-2006 Associate Research Scientist, Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University. 2006-present Senior Scientist, NMR Microimaging and Spectroscopy, CCMB, Hyderabad, India

Research interests:

Dr. Patel's research interests are understanding metabolic basis of various diseases/disorders related with nervous system. One major area of focus in his laboratory is in understanding how excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission are affected during normal ageing and in Alzeimer's and Parkinson's disease. The other areas of research in his laboratory include understanding glutamatergic and GABAergic metabolism in addictions, depressions.

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Other Experience and Professional Memberships: 2008 (summer) Visiting Professor, Yale University (Lab. of Dr. Kevin L. Behar), New Haven, USA. Society Memberships: 1999-present, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; 2004, International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism; 2002-2005, Society for Neuroscience; 1995-present, Indian Biophysical Society; 2006-present, National Magnetic Resonance Society of India; 2011-present, Society for Neurochemistry India; Reviewer: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Neurochemical Research, Journal of Neuroscience Method, Journal of Biosciences, IEEE Transactions of Magnetics; Member abstract reviewing committee: Brain 05, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2004, 2005, 2008-2011. Honors: 1993, Gold Medal, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India; 1998, 2005, Travel award from the International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems; 2003, Fellowship from the New York Academy of Sciences; 2004 Young investigator award from Gordon Research Conference; 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011 EK Zavoisky Fellowship, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

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