Pahan Lab Work is Researching Drugs and Methods to Combat Neuro-Disorders

At Pahan Lab, we are exploring glial and neuronal cell signaling and neural stem cell differentiation with an emphasis to discover drugs and therapeutic strategies against neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders.

Our work may help people suffering from

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Batten disease
  • and HIV-associated dementia

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Kalipada Pahan, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurological Sciences, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Floyd A. Davis, M.D., Endowed Chair of Neurology

Dr Pahan was born in 1964, he received a BS (Chemistry) in 1985, MS (Biochemistry) in 1987, and PhD (Biochemistry ; Prof. A. Mandal’s lab) in 1992 from the University of Calcutta, India.

The same year he joined the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Inderjit Singh’s lab. In 1996, he was promoted to Instructor and later in 1998, he was promoted to Assistant Professor in the same Department.

In 1999, he moved to the Department of Oral Biology of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002.

He is the recipient of the “D. H. Reinhardt Scholar” Award from the UNMC College of Dentistry and the “Silver U Award” from the UNMC Chancellor’s Council.

As a teacher of Biochemistry, he also received the outstanding teaching award from the UNMC College of Dentistry.

Additional information about Dr. Pahan is available on the Rush University website.

Publications from Pahan Lab

A list our publications is available at Pubmed