Title: Associate Professor
Company: Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Ladson, South Carolina, United States
Sudarshana M. Sharma, PhD, Associate Professor at Medical University of South Carolina, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in genomics, aging brain diseases and pancreatic cancer research.
With more than 25 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Sharma has excelled as an associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina since 2017. Prior to this position, he served as a research assistant professor at The Ohio State University from 2008 to 2017. He began his career as a senior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology from 1996 to 2001. He has found much success with his published work over the years as well, having contributed to more than 20 peer-reviewed articles featured in such respected journals as Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Communications and Bone Research. Among the many highlights of his career thus far, Dr. Sharma is proud of his bone research, which narrowed down how bone cells get out of control during menopause, which causes osteoporosis, and identified a particular pathway that will significantly help tone down the adverse effects of the illnesses.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Sharma pursued an education at Bangalore University, where he initially earned a bachelor’s degree. He continued his academic efforts with a master’s degree in botany and microbiology. He concluded his studies at Jadavpur University in 2001, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in molecular biology. Attributing his success to his grit and the faith of his parents in his ability to accomplish the extraordinary, he was notably recognized as the Best Undergraduate Mentor by The Ohio State University on two occasions, and he was presented with a Young Investigator Award as well. In the coming years, Dr. Sharma hopes that one of the small molecules his team has been working on will enter clinical testing and make a real-life difference in the lives of patients dealing with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
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