New investigator: Aditya Bade, PhD

Aditya Bade, PhD

Aditya Bade, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on March 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

New investigator

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.

  • Name: Aditya Bade, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
  • Joined UNMC: 2011
  • Hometown: Pathardi, India

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: 

Neurodevelopmental deficits, HIV-1/AIDS, antiretroviral drugs

Why is research important in the world today? 

Children born to mothers with human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection are on the rise due to affordable access of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to pregnant women or those of childbearing age worldwide. Each year, more than a million HIV-1-infected women have given birth while on ART with recorded mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission rates of less than 1%.

Despite such benefits, the outcomes of children exposed to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) during pregnancy, especially pre- and post-natal neurodevelopment, remain incompletely understood. This is underscored by reported potential risks of neural tube defects (NTDs) or postnatal neurodevelopmental deficits linked to periconceptional usage of the ARV dolutegravir (DTG). Therefore, any associations between ARVs usage during pregnancy,and neurodevelopmental abnormalities remain to be explored.

Thus, in full consideration of prior human studies, my research is focused on elucidating ARV-linked potential neurodevelopmental adverse events, identifying underlying mechanisms and developing novel therapeutic means to improve safety and therapeutic benefits of ARVs for potential translational strategies. Overall, my research aim is to advance the knowledge of the field, which in turn can help provide effective care for HIV-1 positive pregnant mothers.

My research will make a difference because: 

My research will help to:

  • Improve the health outcomes of fetus and mother following ARV exposures during gestation; and
  • Enhance the safety and therapeutic efficacy of widely used antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: 

Don’t whine, don’t complain, don’t make excuses. Get out there and do it the best of your ability, and make sure that no one can do more than that.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I like to travel.
  • I am good at any sport I play.
  • I like to make difference in the society.


  1. Sid.Byrareddy says:

    Congratulations Dr. Bade, well deserved recognition.

  2. Chandra Are says:

    Congratulations Aditya!

    Not surprising. Wish you continued success.

    Chandra Are

  3. Lisa Spellman says:

    Woo Hooo!!!! Aditya!!

  4. Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu says:

    congrats adhitya

  5. Larisa Poluektova says:

    Well deserved and keep going!

  6. Howard Gendelman says:

    Well deserved. Exciting to watch your terrific advancements. So proud of all you have achieved and all the while being such a fantastic person to work with and collaborate with.

  7. Prasanta Dash says:

    Many Congratulations Adi. Really happy for you and wish you lots luck for the future.

  8. Manish Sharma says:

    congratulation Dr. Bade. hope many more milestone achieve in coming years.

  9. Yashpal Singh Chhonker says:

    Congratulations Aditya!

  10. Reed Felderman says:

    Congratulations on the award and recognition, Aditya!

  11. Sara E. Pirtle says:

    It is so much fun, and also rewarding, to have known you since your international student days when you were sharing your leadership and planning skills via the very successful pingpong tournaments that were part of the International Education Weeks.

  12. Rahul Kakalij says:

    Congratulations Dr.Aditya, well deserved.

  13. Keith D. Swarts says:


    Thinking back on all those presentations of your research and leadership skills at the International ISRF meetings, I knew that you would be a STAR. Am so proud of you.

    Congrats and keep working on research that will make this world a better place for all of us to live.


  14. Huangui Xiong says:

    Congratulations Dr. Bade, well deserved.

  15. Jawed Siddiqui says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Aditya.

  16. Santosh Yadav says:

    congratulation Dr. Bade.

  17. Jayme Nekuda says:

    Congratulations on your award! I am so very proud of you! You are such a talented young man with a very bright future ahead of you.

  18. Parvez Khan says:

    Congratulations Dr. Aditya!

  19. Nilesh wagh says:

    My best buddy ! You deserve this award 🥇

  20. Catherine Murari Kanti says:

    This is such good news, Aditya!! I love seeing you climb such heights!! Congratulations – and best wishes for the future!

  21. Amy Lamer says:

    Congratulations, Aditya! I knew all of your hard work would pay off. Way to go!

  22. Taraprasad joshi says:

    खरंच तुझं कौतुक कराव तितकं कमी आहे. तू जो शोध घेतला आहे त्याने अनेक HIV संक्रमित महिला एका सुदृढ बालकाला जन्म देईल जो HIV संक्रमनातून मुक्त होऊन या जगात येऊ शकेल 🙏

  23. Shrabasti Roychoudhury says:

    Congratulations Bade! Wish to read more such success stories about you.

  24. Sandeep Nandagiri says:

    Congratulations Aditya! Terrific achievement. Keep it going.

  25. Midhun Ben Thomas says:

    Absolutely thrilled for you. Truly a well deserved honour. I’m pretty sure that this is just the beginning of numerous other accolades that is bound to come your way. Congratulations once again!!!

  26. निलेश पवार says:

    आम्हाला तुमचा खूप खूप अभिमान वाटतो . सूर्या सारखे तळपत आणी चमकत राहा !

  27. Ganesh Khedkar says:

    Congratulations friend

  28. Dr umesh nagare says:

    Congrats Aditya💐💐💐

  29. गौरव तायडे says:

    अभिनंदन सर यश नेहमी तुमच्या पाठीशी आहे तुम्ही खुप मेहनती आहेत सर

  30. Yutong Liu says:

    Congratulations, Aditya. Good job!

  31. Swapnil Desale says:

    Aditya Bade…… Shining star of UNMC ⭐️

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