Keck School of Medicine Events

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Special Seminar

"Multiple Drug Transporters in Clinical Drug Resistance of Human Pathogenic Fungus Candida Albicans"
March 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
McKibben 256

Rajendra Prasad, PhD will be presenting. Dr. Vijay Kalra, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology will be hosting this event.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rajendra Prasad, post-doctoral fellow at USC Keck School of Medicine, during 1973-76 in the laboratory of Dr. Arnold Brodie, Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry Department (1967-83) as an invited speaker on March 22nd at 2.00PM in McKibben 256. Dr. Raj is a leader in the study of molecular mechanisms of multidrug resistance in human pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad after finishing his post-doctoral training in 1976 was recruited as an Assistant Professor at premier University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, India. JNU is a residential campus spawned over 1000 acres. Raj advanced to the rank of Professor in 1985, and has held administrative duties as Dean of Life Sciences (1996-1998), Chairman of Department of Molecular Medicine (1999-2003) and Rector/ Chancellor of University (2005-2010). He is recognized as a leader in the study of human pathogenic fungus, namely Candida albicans. His laboratory has done elegant studies in Candida albicans as related to its biology, genomics and lipidomics, multidrug transporters, and molecular aspects of drug resistance. He has had trained more than 50 Ph.D. students from his laboratory, and has more than 200 publications. He is a member of national and international societies, including fellow of Indian National Academy of Sciences. Recently, he was invited to write a review for Annual Review of Microbiology which is entitled "Yeast ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters Conferring Multidrug Resistance". Annual Review of Microbiology 66, 39-63, 2012. I cordially invite you for this special seminar entitled "Multiple drug transporters in clinical drug resistance of human pathogenic fungus Candida Albicans" by a former post-doctoral fellow from Biochemistry Department of Keck School of Medicine on March 22nd at 2.00 PM in McKibben 256.Keep this date on your calendar and try to come and meet the speaker.

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