Dr. Maheep Bhatnagar
University College of Science, M.L.Sukhadia University,India
Prof. Maheep Bhatnagar, Dean and Chairman Faculty of Science at M.L.Sukhadia University is a internatonally acclaimed neurobiologist, known for his extensive research contribution in the area of neurochemistry, aging, neurodegeneration and neuroprotection. He is expert of Light and electron microscopic immunocytochemistry and Neuonal Cell culture. His research in fluoride toxicity and plant derived antiulcer drugs has also been appreciated by the scientific community. His research is published in Brain research, Neurobiology and aging, Brain and Behaviour, Thorax, Regulatory peptides, Proceedings of New York academy of sciences, Cellular and molecular Biology, Phytotherapy Research, ethnopharmacology, Herbal pharmacotherapy etc. His work has been extensively cited by other researchers in their publications ( Citation index more than 200 till 2007). Prof. Bhatnagar is also on editorial board of several International and national journals and is reviewer for Neurochemistry, Neurobiology, Pesticide Biology, J Alternative Medicine, Cell tissue research, Ind.J.Exp. Biology, Medical Science Monitor etc. Professor Bhatnagar has published approximately 89 research papers, 30 articles and reviews and contributed several chapters in books. He was Editorial Advisor with Prof Micheal Achner on Book entitled Neurochemistry of metabolic diseases Ã¢â¬â Lysosomal storage dieseaes, Phenylketonuria and Canavan disease published from USA. Professor Bhatnagar was President of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences ( 2004-05) and Society of Science and environment ( 2005-2006). He did postdoctoral at Royal Postgraduate medical School under guidance of Prof. Julia Polak, at Oregon Primate research center with Prof. Vaughn Critchlow. He served as Guest Scientist at Cellular and Mol. Neurobiology Div, Karolinska Institute. He was invited as Visiting Professor to Div. of Biotechnology, Shanxi University, China. He was Governors Nominee to Navsari Agri University, Gujrat. He is also recipient of Biotechnology award, CV Kapoor foundation distinguished teacher award , Bharat Jyoti award and Prof. D.M. Kar award. He is fellow of several societies viz, Fellow of World Congress of Cell and Molecular Biology (France), Royal Microscopical Scocity (UK); Zoological Society of London (UK) ; Indian Academy of Neuirosciences ( India), National environmental science Academy, Society of Science and Environment and also life member of several societies. He has also served as advisor to NGO Ã¢â¬Å SARITAÃ¢â¬Â working in the tribal area for awareness generation on fluoride toxicity. He is Editor in Chief of a Peer reviewed Indexed journal Ã¢â¬Å J.Herbal medicine and Toxicology.
Basic & Translational Research; Neuroprotection; AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease; Brain Aging
I am interested in investigating the mechanisms of neuroprotection by herbal and non-herbal drugs against the pathways leading to age-related disorders. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the molecular pathways of AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s disease (AD), identifying for AD. effective and safe drugs for its treatment, and evaluating these drugs for their translational potential by utilizing in vitro and animal models One aspect of my research constitutes understanding the effects of mobile radiations on brain structure and functions. In particular changes in growth factors and neurogenesis. I am also interested in studying the effects of sleep deprivation on neurogenesis in hippocampus.