Born: Apr 02, 1947 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 53 years of age.
1947 - Born on April 2nd in Gorakhpur, India. Indian biochemist.
1960-1962 - Awarded Merit Scholarship under 2nd year plan in India.
1964 - Awarded Atomic Energy Scholarship by the Atomic Energy Commission (INDIA).
- Graduated with a degree in Bachelor Of Science taking Botany, Zoology, Chemistry from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India.
1966 - Awarded CSIR Junior Research Fellowship at V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi.
- He completed Master Of Science in Biochemistry from the Lucknow University.
- Studied lipid metabolism in mycobacteria at the University of Delhi.
- Traveled to the University of British Columbia (UBC) to study for his Ph.D. in biochemistry.
- He studied cerebral metabolism during anoxia.
- Joined the faculty of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India.
- He began his work on malnutrition and brain development.
- Was the Head Of the Department Of Biochemistry at IMS-BHU.
- Discovered the cognitive defects in Alzheimer's disease are caused by a phosphorylation-related problem with protein folding.
1967-1971 - Awarded various scholarships including the prestigious University of British Columbia
- Graduated from the Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C, Canada.
1979 - Elected member of International Brain Research Organization.
1987 - Established that the barbiturate pentobarbitone affects protein phosphorylation in the brain.
1991 - His work was carried out in Texas and Yale with Magnetic Resonance Imaging by other workers confirmed some of the conclusions of Shankar's work.
1999 - Elected as Executive member of Neuroscience Society of India.
- Elected Lifetime Member of Association of Clinical Biochemists Of India.
2000 - Died from massive cardiac arrest on August 22nd in Varanasi , India.
- Had over 80 publications in international and national academic journals.
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