University of Nebraska Medical Center

Susmita Sil, PhD


PhD in Neuroscience (Alzheimer’s Disease), University of Calcutta, India, 2016

2024     UNMC Service Award

2023     High honors for former post-doc, annual report, UNMC Post-doctoral office

2022     Vada Kinman-Oldfield Alzheimer’s Disease Award, UNMC.

2022     New Investigator Award, UNMC.

2020    Young Scientist Award grant, Exosomes in Human Infectious Disease Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, March 4-8.

2019      Best oral presentation Award, Exosomes, Microvesicles, and Infectious Disease, American Society for exosomes & microvesicles, Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, USA, May 31-June1.

2018      SNIP Early Career Investigation Travel Award, Joint Meeting of the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV) and the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP), Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 10-14.

2017      SNIP Early Career Investigation Travel Award, 23rd Scientific Conference, Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology, Philadelphia, USA, March 29-April 1.

2015      Young Scientist Award Program, Tulsabai Somani Educational Trust Award, Annual conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences, University of Punjab, Punjab, India.

2015      Best oral presentation award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, India.

2015      Young Scientist Award Program, Indian Science Congress, Mumbai, India.

2014      Best poster presentation award, Indian Science Congress, Jammu, India.

2013      Best oral presentation award, Indo-British Symposium, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, India.

2013      R. Nath Memorial Travel Award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Allahabad, India.

2013      Best oral presentation award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, West Bengal, India.

2013      Young Scientist Award Program, Indian Science Congress, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

2012      Best oral presentation award, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Kolkata Chapter, India.

2011      Best poster presentation award, International Conference on Molecules to Systems Physiology: 100 Year Journey, Centenary Celebration of the Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, India.

  • International Society for Extracellular Vesicles

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology
  • Physiological Society of India
  • Indian Academy of Neuroscience
  • Indian Science Congress Association
Selected Publications
  1. Chemparathy DT, Ray S, Ochs C, Ferguson N, Gawande DY, Dravid SM, Callen S, Sil S*, Buch S. Neuropathogenic role of astrocyte-derived extracellular vesicles in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. J Extracell Vesicles. 2024 Apr;13(4):e12439. doi: 10.1002/jev2.12439. PMID: 38647111; PMCID: PMC11034007.
  2. M Kannan, S Sil, A Oladapo, A Thangaraj, P Periyasamy, S Buch. 2023. HIV-1 Tat-mediated microglial ferroptosis involves the miR-204–ACSL4 signaling axis. Redox Biology, 102689.
  3. Pillai P, Kannan M, Sil S, Singh S, Thangaraj A, Chivero Ernest, Dagur RS, Tripathi A, Hu G, Periyasamy P, Buch S. 2023. Involvement of lncRNA TUG1 in HIV-1 Tat induced astrocyte senescence. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
  4. Chemparthy D, Sil S, Callen S, Chand HS, Sopori M, Wyatt TA, Acharya A, Byrareddy SN, Buch S. 2022. Inflammation-associated lung remodeling and fibrosis in morphine dependent, SIV-infected macaques. The American Journal of Pathology. 193 (4), 380-391.
  5. Kannan M, Singh S, Oladapo A, Chemparthy DT, Gawande DY, Dravid S, Buch S*, Sil S*. 2022. HIV-1 Tat induced microglial EVs leads to neuronal synaptodendritic injury: microglia-neuron crosstalk in NeuroHIV. Extracellular Vesicles & Circulating Nucleic Acids. 3:133-49.
  6. Chivero E, Sil S, Singh S, Thangaraj A, Evah G, Gordon L. 2022. Protective role of Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic in reversing cocaine-induced oxidative stress, glial activation and locomotion in mice. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. doi: 10.1007/s11481-021-10020-9. 
  7. Sil S*, Singh S, Chemparthy D, Chivero E, Gordon L, Buch S*. 2021. Astrocytes & astrocyte derived extracellular vesicles in morphine induced amyloidopathy. Aging and Disease.12(6):1389-1408.
  8. Sil S, Hu G, Liao K, Niu F, Callen S, Periyasamy P, Fox H, Buch S. 2020. HIV-1 Tat-mediated astrocytic amyloidosis involves the HIF-1α/lncRNA BACE1-AS axis. PlosBiol. 18, e3000660
  9. Sil S, Periyasamy P, Guo M, Callen S, Buch S. 2018. Morphine-mediated brain region specific astrocytosis involves the ER stress-autophagy axis. Mol. Neurobiol. 55, 6713-6733
  10. Sil, S., Ghosh, A., Ghosh, T. 2016. Impairment of blood brain barrier is related with the neuroinflammation induced peripheral immune status in intracerebroventricular colchicine injected rats: An experimental study with mannitol. Brain Res.1646, 278-86
  11. Sil S,Ghosh T, Gupta P, Ghosh R, Kabir SN, Roy A. 2016. Dual Role of Vitamin C on the Neuroinflammation Mediated Neurodegeneration and Memory Impairments in Colchicine Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer Disease. J Mol Neurosci. 60, 421- 435.


Additional publications can be found in pubmed.