Nanduri R. Prabhakar, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine Director, Center for Systems Biology & Oxygen SensingDepartment of Medicine
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Biographical Info

Research Interest

Oxygen sensing by the Carotid body; Gas transmitter signaling, Sleep apnea; Molecular mechanisms of adaptations and mal-adaptations to intermittent hypoxia.

Honors and Awards

Nobel Forum: Invited Speaker, Nobel Symposium on Oxygen Biology, Stockholm Sweden (2004)
Plenary Lecture, O2 Homeostasis, University of Cardiff, U.K. (2005)
Plenary Lecture, Brazilian Physiological Society (2005)
Dr. P.C.Roy Oration Award. Indian Physiological Society (2007)
A.S. Paintal Award, University of Delhi (2008)
Neil S. Cherniack Lecture, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. (2008)
Plenary Lecture. British Physiological Soc. Birmingham, UK. (2010)
Julius H.Comroe Distinguished Lecture Award American Physiological Society (2012)
Mario Toppo Distinguished Scientist Award, ASIOA (2013)
Prof. Mahabalinos Award, Physiological Society of India (2014)
Plenary Lecture, PanAm Physiological Congress, Brazil (2014)
Inaugural C. von Euler Lecture, Karolinska Nobel Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2014)
Elected Foreign Member of National Academy of Sciences India. (2015)
Plenary Lecture, Oxford Meeting, Sydney, Australia (2015)
Inaugural Lahiri-Cherniack Lecture, American Physiological Society (2016)
Michael de Burgh Daly Award, Physiological Society, U.K. (2016)
AAIMS Silver Jubilee Oration Award (2017)
Elected Fellow of the American Physiological Society (2017)

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  • Ph.D., 1980, M.S. University, Baroda, India, Physiology
  • D.Sc, 1982, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, Biology


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