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Prabodh Kandala
Texas Tech University Health Science Center


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Washington University

Nichols Lab
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Chemistry & Biochemistry

NF Center
Washington University School of Medicine
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Education History
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, MO USA
8/2004 - 5/2009
PhD - Biochemistry
Description of Work:
Studied the role that the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) protein, amyloid β (Aβ) plays in the recruitment and differentiation of monocytic cells from the periphery into the brain. Developed methods to study the transformation of monocytes into macrophages including cell adhesion assays, plate based receptor detection assays and phagocytosis assays. Utilized a variety of other techniques including standard sandwich ELISA, fluorescence, absorbance, spectroscopic based toxicity and metabolic assays, antibody neutralization assays, binding studies, fluorescent microscopy and competition assays.
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI USA
8/2000 - 5/2004
BA - Chemistry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1/2010 - 0/0
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Description of Work:
Studying pediatric gliomas in the context of the tumor predisposition syndrome, Neurofibromatosis-1.
Work History
Chesterfield, MO USA
5/2009 - 12/2009
In Vitro Biologist
Description of Work:
Served as a member of a small, interdisciplinary team studying glial cell biology, especially in the context of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Crouse NR Ajit D Udan ML Nichols MR. 2009. Oligomeric amyloid-beta(1-42) induces THP-1 human monocyte adhesion and maturation..Brain Res.. 1254:109-19
Udan ML Ajit D Crouse NR Nichols MR. 2007. Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 mediate Abeta(1-42) activation of the innate immune response in a human monocytic cell line..J. Neurochem.. 104:524-33