Distinguished scientist: Prakash Radhakrishnan, PhD

February 04, 2022

Image with caption: Prakash Radhakrishnan, PhD

Prakash Radhakrishnan, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 24 for UNMC's 2021 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Prakash Radhakrishnan, PhD 
  • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases 
  • Joined UNMC: May 2005 
  • Hometown: Ko.Poovanur, Tamil Nadu, India 

Research focus:  

  • Pancreatic cancer 
  • Tumor glycobiology 

Why is research important in the world today?  

To understand the cause of disease progression, identify novel targets and develop targeted therapeutics to improve patients’ survival and quality of life.

My research will make a difference because:  

Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease. Chemotherapies remain the mainstay for advanced-stage pancreatic cancer; they produce incomplete responses and high toxicities. Thus, our research seeks to understand the molecular basis of disease progression and develop new tumor glycobiology-based targeted therapy for pancreatic cancer.  

The best advice I’ve ever received is:  

Be persistent and hardworking  

Three things you may not know about me are: 

  • I recently learned to cook some tasty foods that my family loves.   
  • I enjoy writing Tamil poetry. 
  • My academic building blocks are Michael Hollingsworth, PhD, Niranjali Devaraj, PhD, and Malathi Sekhar, PhD. 

Kusum K. Kharbanda
February 17, 2022 at 2:04 PM


Neeraja Sathyamoorthy
February 17, 2022 at 12:51 PM

Very nice to read this! Congratulations!

Filipe Santos-Silva
February 16, 2022 at 9:52 AM

Congratulations Prakash. Entirely deserved.

Chidam Alagar
February 09, 2022 at 9:46 PM

Congratulations Dr. Prakash!

February 09, 2022 at 11:53 AM

Congratulations. You deserve it.

February 09, 2022 at 9:08 AM

Congratulations Prakash

February 08, 2022 at 7:24 AM

I am proud of your achievement. Congratulations. Wish you good times in all your endeavours.

N. Gowri
February 05, 2022 at 3:48 AM

I am very proud of you Congratulations 💐💐💐👍

Karthikeyan M
February 05, 2022 at 3:41 AM

Congratulations Dr.Prakash

Madan Kumar P
February 04, 2022 at 7:47 PM

Many congratulations sir

Sandeep Mariserla
February 04, 2022 at 1:36 PM

Congratulations on this award, Prakash! Your perseverance and hard work is an inspiration. I am truly proud of you! -Sandeep Mariserla

Satish Sagar
February 04, 2022 at 12:17 PM


February 04, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Congratulations Dr.Prakash 👍💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

February 04, 2022 at 11:18 AM

Best Wishes and Congratulations Prakash! 💐🎊🎉

Dr Ezhilarasan Kailasam
February 04, 2022 at 11:18 AM

Congratulations Dr Prakash

Karuna Rasineni
February 04, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Congratulations Prakash!

February 04, 2022 at 10:54 AM

Congratulations Prakash..!!! As a family we are so proud of you and your achievements. Keep rocking!!!

February 04, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Congratulations Prakash, well deserved recognition

Murali Ganesan
February 04, 2022 at 9:31 AM

Congratulations Prakash.

February 04, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Congratulations on your inspiring work at UNMC. Continue on the road less travelled, for the higher road leads to discovery.

Namakkal S Rajasekaran
February 04, 2022 at 9:25 AM

Congratulations Dr. Prakash!

February 04, 2022 at 8:44 AM

Hearty congratulations Anna!

Ramesh Ramalingam
February 04, 2022 at 8:38 AM

Congratulations Prakash. Wishing you all the best.

Moorthy Ponnusamy
February 04, 2022 at 8:32 AM

Congratulations Prakash!

Dr. Thirupurasundari CJ
February 04, 2022 at 8:25 AM

Hearty congratulations 🎊

M sundaram
February 04, 2022 at 6:40 AM

Great my dear