Pradeep Joshi, PhD

Title: Project Scientist
Company: Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Pradeep Joshi, PhD, Project Scientist at the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.

With more than 25 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Joshi has excelled at the University of California Santa Barbara as a project scientist with the Neuroscience Research Institute since 2019, a lecturer since 2014 and an associate project scientist since 2010. He previously worked for the aforementioned university as a scientific adviser for LURE @ UCSB from 2009 to 2014, a level II project scientist in the Neuroscience Research Institute from 2008 to 2010 and a postdoctoral research from 2004 to 2008. During this time, he additionally served as a visiting scientist at the University of British Columbia from 2011 to 2012 and an instructor in embryology at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Joshi began his career as a JRF at the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India from 1996 to 1997.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Joshi pursued an education at the University of Mumbai, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and biochemistry in 1995. He continued his academic efforts with a Master of Science in biotechnology at Savitribai Phule Pune University in 1996. Dr. Joshi concluded his studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2004, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in developmental biology, genetics, cell and molecular biology. 

The recipient of the Young Scientist Award in India, Dr. Joshi has attributed his success to his passion, his curiosity, his patience and the influence of his late father, who was the founding chair of the physics department at the University of Bombay. Among the highlights of his career, he is incredibly proud of understanding the non-apoptotic roles of proteins involved in regulating programmed cell death. In the coming years, Dr. Joshi hopes to establish a nonprofit organization to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for his community’s middle and high school students while continuing his current research.

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