Dr. Rajnish Kumar Chaturvedi, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow has completed his Ph.D. from CSIR-IITR, in 2006. He has almost 15 years of experience in the field of neuroscience. He worked as postdoctoral fellow in the field of neurobiology and neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York,
USA. He has been very successful and productive researcher and could publish a no. of articles in peer reviewed journals like, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature Medicine, EMBO, ACS Nano, Human Molecular Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology. In total, he published 55 research articles including 8 reviews and 2 chapters in the books. He has 2600 citations and H index 27.
His thrust research areas are Molecular Neurotoxicology, Stem Cell Neurobiology and regenerative medicine. His research work involved to understand the cellular and molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative disorders specially Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and how environmental toxicants modulate the disease pathogenesis. In addition, he is also involved in identification of molecules, which can induce “BRAIN SELF REPAIR” by activating resident Neural Stem Cell Population. Due to his outstanding and dynamic credentials, he got the various prestigious awards like Vigyan Ratna Award by U.P. Council of Science and Technology, DBT National Bioscience Award-2016, Young Scientist Award-2016, NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award-2015, Lady Tata Memorial Young Scientist Award-2014, National Academy of Sciences (NASI) Young Scientist Award-2013, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Award-2012, and Gauri Ganguly Memorial Young Scientist Award-2012 He is a Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology. He is elected member of National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and Indian National Academy of Sciences (INSA)-New Delhi. He visited various countries to present his research work. In addition, he is also serving as editorial board member of several reputed journal including BioMed Research International, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Neural Plasticity, and Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy etc.