Mahesh Narayan, Ph.D.

 Professor

Assistant Chairman and Director of Graduate studies in Chemistry

 

                                                                

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

 

Institution                               Degree             Date    Major                               

Bombay University                 B.Sc.                 1991    Physics (Honors Award)

The Ohio State University      Ph.D.                1997    Biophysics (Advisor: Prof. L. J. Berliner)

Cornell University                   PostDoc.          97-00   Protein Folding (w/Prof. Harold Scheraga)

GE                                           Anal. Chem      00-01  

Cornell University                   Sr. Res. Ass.      02-05   Protein Folding (w/Prof. Harold Scheraga)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

 

Full Professor                                                                2016-present

Director of Graduate Studies in Chemistry                2015-present

Assistant Chairman, Department of Chemistry          2011-present

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry         2011-present

Adjunct Professor, Bioinformatics; ESE                      2006-present

Assistant Professor                                                       2005-2011

 

Special Appointments at UTEP:

Assistant Chair, Department of Chemistry

Director, Graduate Studies program in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry Tenure and Promotion Committee

Member of Bioinformatics Graduate Studies Committee

 

OTHER ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATIONS

Visiting Full Professor, Institute of NanoChemistry and NanoBiology, Shanghai University 2014-

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

 PLOS One (current-2018)

Associate Editor, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics International (2016-)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

  • Fundamental processes governing intracellular protein folding and misfolding  

  • Mechanisms leading to neurodegeneration

  • Small molecule intervention in reactive oxygen species associated protein aggregation

  • Free radical biology

  • Halogen bonding; Carbon Bonding

  • Fine-tuning drug: receptor interactions

  • Pedagogical advances in STEM education

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • International Conference on Structural Genomics Award

  • Gordon research Conference Young Scientist Talk

  • Department of Biotechnology, India

  • IIT Roorkee Award, India

  • European Union Travel Award

  • American Chemical Society honorarium

  • University of Texas at El Paso, Centennial Marshall

  • Nominated for UT System Teaching Award

  • ICSABER Excellent Scientific presentation certificate

  • Department of Chemistry, Students Choice Award

  • Kinki University Speaker Award

  • Tokai University Speaker Award

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIPS:

 

  • American Chemical Society

  • Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society

  • Peer Led Team Learning International Society

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Reviewer of the following Journals and Funding Agencies:

 

  • Reviewer, NSF Research Proposals

  • Grant Reviewer, Research Council of Oman

  • Reviewer, American Heart Association Proposals

  • Invited referee, UTSA MBRS SCORE program

  • Invited by NSF to assess UTEP’s ADVANCE program

  • Ad Hoc reviewer: Nature Chemical Biology; Advances in Bioinformatics Biochemistry; EMBO J.; FEBS Letters; Protein Science; Journal of Biological Chemistry; Journal of Peptide Research; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

© 2018 by Dr. Mahesh Narayan

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