Dr. Pravat K Mandalibro
Professor, National Brain Research Center Gurgaon, New Delhi, India.
Biography: Dr. Mandal completed his doctoral research from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras – a premier institution of the country. He pursued his postdoctoral studies at University of California, Davis, USA. He later joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA. where he was recruited as an expert in in vivo brain spectroscopy. Subsequently, in 2008 he joined National Brain Research Centre, India as Additional Professor. He was promoted to Professorship in March 2013 and presently leads an interdisciplinary neuroimaging lab. Dr. Mandal also given professorship at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Roorkee. In addition, he was awarded the prestigious TATA Innovation Fellowship in 2015, which is a highly competitive scheme from Department of Biotechnology that rewards innovative and translational research with a potential towards commercialization. He sits on the editorial board of various journals, as well as holding the position of Editor of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has successfully acquired extramural funding support for his research from prominent national governmental funding agencies such as the Department of Biotechnology, India and Department of Information Technology, India; international agencies such as the Italian Ministry for University and Research, Italy and the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Department of Defence, USA, apart from renowned foundations such as the BrightFocus Foundation and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. His research goal is to integrate medical physics and technology to study and unravel the neurochemical and functional alterations underlying brain disorders. His seminal work focuses on early detection of Alzheimerâ€™s disease by measuring and quantifying brain levels of anti-oxidant Glutathione as well as brain pH using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.