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Shankar, Raj

Born: 1947 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Biochemist

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.