Veeranna, PhD

Veeranna, PhD

Research Scientist
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
New York University Langone Medical Center Veeranna NYU Page

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BS (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology) University of Mysore, Mysore, India
MS (Zoology) Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
PhD (Neurochemistry) Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Postdoctoral Training
Research Associate, University of Illinois, Chicago
Visiting Fellow, Lab. Neurochemistry NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Visiting Associate, Lab. Neurochemistry NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Research Fellow, Lab. Neurochemistry NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Awards and Honors

1999 Special Achievement Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

Research Interests

My interests include the molecular mechanisms underlying cell signaling and neur odegeneration, with special reference to cytoskeletal phosphorylation. Aberrant phosphorylation of the cytoskeleton is a pathological hallmark of sever al neurodegenerative disorders. Currently we are investigating the following as pects of protein phosphorylation in the brain: kinases and phosphatases responsi ble for neurofilament phosphorylation in health and disease (using primary and t ransformed cells in culture, mouse models and autopsy tissues from human patient s); factors that trigger and govern cytoskeletal phosphorylation through signali ng cascades and their spatial and temporal regulation during neuronal developmen t and aging; implications of domain-specific phosphorylation of cytoskeletal pro teins for modulating neuronal cytoskeletal assembly, interactions, transport and turnover.