P. Hemachandra Reddy
Chairman of Department of Psychiatry
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., is an Executive Director of Garrison Institute on Aging and Professor Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Neuroscience/Pharmacology and Neurology Departments of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas. He was an Associate Scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center of Oregon Health and Science University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biology from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. He received an M.Phil in human cytogenetics from Delhi University. He was a commonwealth scholar (1990-1993) before receiving his Ph.D. (1994) in human genetics from University College, London.He did his postdoctoral training from 1995-2000 at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).He was a standing member of the Veteran Affairs Merit Review Study Section and served in several NIH study sections. He currently is a standing member of the Neuronal Oxidative Metabolism and Death study section and principal investigator on two NIH RO1 grants. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neurological Association and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Neuroscience, Indian Society of Human Genetics, the Galton Institute in London, and the Alzheimer's Research Forum, the recipient of numerous honors and awards, the author or co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and invited guest speaker at several national and international conferences.
Hemachandra research interests include Healthy Aging, Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Gene expression, Mouse models, Mitochondrial bioenergetics, Mechanisms of mitochondrial fusion and fission, Oxidative stress, Cell and molecular biology and Proteomics.