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Shankar, Raj

Born: 1947 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Biochemist

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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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