Pahan Lab is looking for Drugs and Methods to Combat Neurological 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
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Batten disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

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Kalipada Pahan, Ph.D.

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

Research Scientist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Dr. Pahan was born in 1964, he received a BS (Chemistry) in 1985, MS (Biochemistry) in 1987, and PhD (Biochemistry) 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 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 received the outstanding teaching award from the UNMC College of Dentistry.

He also received the Zenith Fellows Award from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Publications from Pahan Lab

A list our publications is available at Pubmed