Srinivasan, Rahul individual record
Assistant Professor
overview

My research focuses on developing a mechanistic understanding of neurodegeneration, with the goal of discovering novel strategies to treat neurodegenerative disorders. In this regard, I am interested in two primary areas: (1) Understanding the role of astrocytes in neurodegeneration and (2) Elucidating molecular mechanisms underlying the known neuroprotective effects of nicotine in Parkinson's disease.

We utilize a broad range of techniques spanning the spectrum from molecules to mice. Our methods include stereotaxic injections of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) into the mouse brain, advanced imaging techniques such as Ca2+ imaging in live brain slices using genetically encoded calcium sensors (GCaMPs), in vitro and slice electrophysiology, advanced molecular biology, including creation of transgenic mice and tissue culture.

selected publications
Academic Articles29
Chapters1
Conference Papers1
recent teaching activities
Email
rahul@tamu.edu
First Name
Rahul
Last Name
Srinivasan
mailing address
Texas A&M Health Science Center; Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics; 1359 TAMUS
Bryan, TX 77807
USA