New investigator: Prasanta Kumar Dash, PhD

January 22, 2021

Image with caption: Prasanta Kumar Dash, PhD

Prasanta Kumar Dash, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2020 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

  • Name: Prasanta Kumar Dash, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: Fall 2008
  • Hometown: Nayagarh, Odisha, India

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.

Research focus:

  • HIV elimination

The goal of my research is:

  • To target HIV latent reservoirs (such as lymphoid, myeloid, peripheral and central nervous system) using multimodal approach for its complete elimination.
  • To develop ultrasensitive methods to detect infectious HIV from different body compartments for HIV cure validation.
  • To evaluate the genomic variability of rebound viruses that escape our treatment paradigm.

My research will make a difference because:

More than a year ago, we were the first group in the world to show HIV-1 elimination from a subset (30%) of infected animals using a combinatorial treatment approach. Our next aim is to improve the targeting strategy that can reach most of the reservoir compartments where the virus resides, recognize and excise it. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for HIV-infected people.

The best advice I've ever been given is:

  • Put your best effort in what you do, but don't expect the outcome.
  • Stay grounded in spite of whatever you achieve.
  • Aim high but stay happy and be grateful to God for every abundance in your life.

Three things you may not know about me:

  • I am very close to my family.
  • I am a foodie.
  • I was awarded Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation International Fellowship in 2007 while studying in India.

Comments
Jitendra Kumar Mishra
May 20, 2021 at 4:06 AM

many many congratulations from the core of my heart my chilhood friend. My god give you every success in every step of your life. Always take care my sweet friend. Alok, Baunshia, Dist, Nayagarh. Odisha, India.

jawed Siddiqui
February 19, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Congratulation, Prasanta!!!

Larisa Poluektova
February 08, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Congratulations Prasanta and best wishes in your future work.

Chen
January 25, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Congratulations!

Hirenkumar Patel
January 25, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Congratulations!

Dash
January 24, 2021 at 11:29 PM

Thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes and encouragement.

Tanushree Ojha
January 23, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Many many congratulations to you. All the best !!

Biswajita Ray Samal
January 23, 2021 at 7:19 PM

Congratulation to Dr Prasant ! Very proud / happy for ur achievement. Hard work & true dedication pays off with well deserve award . Stay blessed.

Diptiman Mitra
January 23, 2021 at 6:53 PM

Congrats and keep rocking..

Sunil Tripathy
January 23, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Congratulations Prashant πŸ‘

Moses New-Aaron
January 23, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Congratulations

Mihir Pattanaik
January 23, 2021 at 7:24 AM

Congratulations on reaching greater heights, we continue to be very proud about you as always.

Prabhakar biswal
January 22, 2021 at 8:38 PM

Congratulation prasant

Biswajit Ray
January 22, 2021 at 8:17 PM

Super πŸ‘Œ Congratulations. Keep rocking

SUSHANT KUMAR DASH
January 22, 2021 at 8:14 PM

Congratulations for your achievement. Go ahead further and achieve more in Future. I hope you will achieve more success in your career.

Dash
January 22, 2021 at 7:43 PM

Thanks everyone for all your wishes and encouragement

Divya Prakash
January 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Congratulations Prasant...

Hang Su
January 22, 2021 at 5:41 PM

Congratulations Prasanta! Well deserved!

Yashpal Singh Chhonker
January 22, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Congratulations Prashant!! Well deservedπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sipra
January 22, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Congratulations...πŸ€—πŸ™

Insha Mushtaq
January 22, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Congratulations Prashant.

Jatin Machhi
January 22, 2021 at 1:06 PM

Many congratulations Dr. Dash.

Supriya Hota
January 22, 2021 at 1:05 PM

Congratulations Prashant!! Very well-deserved!! You are and always be an excellent role-model for young scientists!! Looking forward to hearing more about your scientific advancements!!

Utkalika Mohapatra
January 22, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Many congratulations Prashant !!!! May today's success be the begining of tomorrow's achievement...great news !!! Well deservedπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Mina aunty, Ranpur
January 22, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Congratulations Prasant. I'm so proud of you. God bless you to enhance your popularity and to be healthy.

Wasim Nasser
January 22, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Congratulations!

Dhananjaya
January 22, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Congratulations Bhaina!!

Saumi Mathews
January 22, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Congratulations

Victoria B Smith
January 22, 2021 at 10:17 AM

Congratulations!

Bishnuprasad Dash
January 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM

Congratulations Bhaina

Donny Suh
January 22, 2021 at 8:16 AM

Welcome on Board!

Bhopal Mohapatra
January 22, 2021 at 7:42 AM

Congratulations Prashant!

Dipakkumar Prajapati
January 22, 2021 at 6:50 AM

Congratulations!