Harrison School of Pharmacy
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Degree Program: Ph.D., Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: 2016
Advisor: Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Ph.D.
Manoj Govindarajulu area of research focuses on the signaling mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and innovative therapeutic strategies involved. Govindarajulu’s current research study involves studying PPAR gamma agonists (drugs used as insulin sensitizers in the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 patients) to improve cognitive deficits and the pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease in a transgenic mouse model. Further evaluation of these compounds will lead to increased knowledge base for identifying molecular targets that will ameliorate memory deficits associated with AD. Findings from this study will advance the knowledge base and beneficial mechanistic insights into PPAR gamma modes of action against AD. MD physician with experience in academic and professional clinical practice, with special interest in neuroscience and neuroendocrine research.
Last Updated: December 6, 2016