Chandigarh November 23, 2021
Prof. Rajat Sandhir, Department of Bio-Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been conferred with KT Shetty Memorial Oration of Indian Academy of Neuro Sciences for the year 2021. Recently, he was among World Top 2% Scientists in the data released by Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
Dr. Rajat Sandhir has received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He has been at the Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University for more than 20 years. His research interests are to understand the biochemical and molecular mechanisms involved in development of neurodegenerative conditions like metabolic encephalopathies, dementia’s and brain injury with a particular interest to investigate the role of oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunctions and alterations in permeability of Blood-Brain-Barrier.
In addition, his interest is also to identify neuroprotective strategies that could ameliorate neurodegenerative conditions. He has over 200 papers to his credit and has mentored over two-dozen students for Ph.D. He has an h-index of 46 and i10 index of 130. He has been on the editorial board of many international journals.