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UConn Health
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University of Connecticut
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06030
United States

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  • Ph.D. , Biochemistry
    Central Drug Research Institute
  • Ph.D.
    Lucknow University
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Rashmi Bansal, professor of ..., 25 June 2013 [cached]
Rashmi Bansal, professor of neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn., has won a grant for research into neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. She was selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to receive the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, a seven-year grant given to select scientists for their competence and outstanding productivity, a June 19 press release from the university said. Bansal, originally from Lucknow, told Desi Talk the amount of the award is $185,000 per year. “It’s wonderful to get the award and I am very grateful for it. I am expecting to make progress over the next few years,†she said. Bansal said she hoped that over the coming years, she may be able to shine more light on MS and other related incurable diseases. She also credited two of her colleagues, Dr. Akihiro Ishii and Dr. Miki Furusho, for their contribution to the research. Bansal and her colleagues have been involved in researching a protein called fibroblast growth factor and the role it plays in diseases such as MS. Fibroblast growth factor helps the body make myelin, the coating on nerve cells that protects the cells’ axons, which carry nerve impulses. “Myelin is important for nerve condition,†Bansal said in the press release. “In people with MS, myelin is broken down. My research involves understanding how myelin is made and how this growth factor supports it. We hope that this knowledge can be applied in the long run to devise strategies for myelin repair in MS and other demyelinating diseases.†Bansal has published an estimated 50 papers on her research. A graduate of the Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow, she has a Ph.D. from the Central Drug Research Institute, also in Lucknow. Thank you.
2009 Candidate Profiles, 5 May 2011 [cached]
Rashmi Bansal |Scott Brady | Colin Combs |Judy Grinspan |Charles Howe |
Rashmi Bansal
RASHMI BANSAL is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington, CT. Rashmi received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow, India. She did her advanced neuroscience training with Dr. Steve Pfeiffer in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Connecticut Medical School, studying the role of glycolipids in glial development. She became Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in 1995 before becoming tenure track and establishing her own laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience in 1999. Rashmi's current research is focused on the role of growth factor signaling in oligodendrocyte development and axon-glial interaction leading to myelination under normal and pathological conditions. Rashmi currently serves on the NIH grants review group (CMBG Study Section) and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuroscience Research. She has been an active member and attendee of ASN meetings for many years and has organized and presented at numerous ASN Symposia (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009). Rashmi has served for several years in ASN committees including the Public Policy and Education Committee (2004-2008), Presidential Advisory Committee (2006-2007), Young Investigators Educational Enhancement Committee (1995-1997,1999-2002). In addition to her services to ASN she has served on the CAEN Committee of ISN (2005-2007) and was currently elected to the Council of the Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in 2008.
2005 Candidate Profiles, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
| Regina Armstrong | Rashmi Bansal | Babette Fuss | Vittorio Gallo | Robin Miskimins |
RASHMI BANSAL, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Medical School, having received her Ph.D. from Lucknow University, India.She has made a number of seminal contributions to the study of neural development with an emphasis on signal transduction mechanisms, leading to a current bibliography of 43 publications and book chapters.Her current NIH-funded research centers on the regulation by growth factors and glycosphingolipids of oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelin function, based in significant part on the development of a series of cre-lox directed receptor-null mice, and the relationship of these factors on Multiple Sclerosis.Dr. Bansal has been a member of ASN since 1988, and has regularly organized and presented at symposia, colloquia, workshops and poster sessions, as well as serving on a number of ASN committees, including the ASN Inter-American Cooperation Committee and Young Investigators Educational Enhancement Committee.She is also a contributing member of the International Society for Neurochemistry, American Society for Neurochemistry, American Society for Cell Biology, International Society for Developmental Neuroscience and the Society for Neuroscience, a reviewer for a number of both national and international research granting agencies, and a member of the editorial boards of four neuroscience journals.
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Rashmi Bansal, USA (2008-2012)
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