- Name: Prakash Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.
- Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
- Joined UNMC: May 2005
- Hometown: KO. Poovanur, Tamil Nadu, India
The New Investigator Award
New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.
The goal of my research is: to understand the biological functions of protein glycosylation in health and diseases. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanism by which aberrant glycoforms of mucins and other glycoproteins enhance pancreatic cancer disease progression and metastasis.
My research will make a difference because: the full spectrum of tumor biology that results from altered protein glycosylation in cancer is not yet well established. Altered glycosylation is the most tumor-specific type of alteration observed in adenocarcinomas as compared to normal cells. A thorough understanding of the contribution of altered protein glycosylation in disease progression is, therefore, necessary to facilitate the development of new therapeutics for pancreatic cancer. The goal of my research is to identify tumor-specific carbohydrate-based new drug targets and treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.
The best advice I've ever been given is:
Hard work never fails.
Three things you may not know about me:
- I like drawing pictures.
- I like to have loud music while reading.
- When I was in graduate school, I ate raw plant leaves to show they have medicinal properties and are non-toxic.
Dear All, Thank you so much for your wishes.
Best wishes for your New Investigator Award. You will achieve your goals more and more!-Pandu & family.
Congrats Prakash.Our Best Wishes Ma'am and Sir
Terrific news. Congratulations Prakash!
my blessings and congratulations. Devaraj
Best wishes and congrats
Thanks Tom (தாமஸ்) & ileana. Proud to be part of UNMC.
It's not enough my boy Dr.Prakash may god bless u to lift international level Malathisekar
A well -deserved honor; Congratulations! As you allude to, the arts are sort of a catalyst for patients, clinicians, and the creative thought of researchers alike. வாழ்த்துக்கள்