New faculty spotlight: Sid Byrareddy, Ph.D.

November 20, 2015

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Sid Byrareddy, Ph.D.

Sid Byrareddy, Ph.D., is a new faculty member in the UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research. Here is a brief rundown of his experience and the expertise he brings to campus.

  • Name: Sid Byrareddy, Ph.D.
  • Hometown: Bangaluru, India
  • New title and department at UNMC: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience

Research/Professional Interests:

  • HIV/SIV cure
  • drugs of abuse
  • macaque models
  • vaccine development

How I fell in love with research:
From the time I first knew about medicine, I was an admirer of science and research. In the words of Wernher von Braun, "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." Without research, the world today would not have vaccine-preventable diseases. We would not have made the strides we have made in reducing maternal and infant mortality or in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. These are but a few of the many achievements that have resulted from research. The world continues to rely on research to find answers to diseases that have plagued mankind -- AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and emerging diseases.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., NIMHANS/JNCASR, India, 2007, neurovirology/molecular biology

Memberships:

  • Global Young Academy (GYA)
  • International AIDS Society
  • Indian National Science Academy

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I am a member of GYA, striving to excel in mentoring young investigators.
  • I love following cricket games and play at times.
  • I love traveling across globe.

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