Prashant Rajbhandari, PhD Email Prashant Rajbhandari
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
May 2019-present: Assistant Professor, DOMI, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. NY
Oct.2013-Mar.2019: Postdoc, HHMI, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2008-2013: PhD/Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2007-2008: Research Technician, Life Science institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2006-2007: Scientist I, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Pfizer, Ann Arbor, MI
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018-2023: NIH/NIDDK Pathway to Independence DK114571
2014-2017: NIH/NIDDK NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32 DK104484), UCLA
2012-2013: NIH/NCI (T32 CA009135), UW-Madison
2009-2010: NIH/NIGMS (T32 GM008688), UW-Madison
2008-2009: Herman I. Shapiro Graduate Fellowship, School of Medicine, UW-Madison
2008: Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Fellowship, University of Michigan
2005: MIT Research Fellowship, MIT, Cambridge, MA
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
2018: UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Nominee
2017: NIH/NIDDK 1R13DK104611-03 Keystone Symposia Scholarship
2012: Best Talk, Great Lakes Nuclear Receptor Conference, Northwestern University, IL
2012: Endocrine Society Award, Northwestern University, IL
2011: Molecular Pharmacology Annual Symposium on Signal Transduction Award, UW- Madison
2012: Vilas Conference Award (UW-Madison), Keystone Symposia at Whistler, BC
2010: Endocrine Society Award, Great Lakes Nuclear Receptor Conference, University of Michigan
2008: Herman I. Shapiro Graduate Fellow, School of Medicine, UW-Madison
2006: Summa Cum Laude, Olivet College
Adipose, Diabetes, Metabolism
BA, Olivet College
PhD, University of Wisconsin
Postdoc, University of California-Los Angeles ; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rajbhandari Lab is broadly interested in 1) Immune cell regulation of lipid metabolism, 2) developmental process of brown/beige and white fat, and 3) crosstalk between adipose and other metabolic tissues (esp. liver) in the setting of obesity. To address these topics, the lab uses cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, next-gen sequencing (ChIP-, RNA-, ATAC-seq), animal model, single cell/nuclei RNA sequencing, and imaging. The lab seeks to further advance the understanding of human adiposity in collaboration with St. Luke’s Hospital. The broader significance of the work in Rajbhandari Lab is that obesity is linked to various diseases and by studying how cellular and molecular pathways are perturbed in the setting of obesity might provide better understanding of this disease. Visit the Rajbhandari Lab
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