Chair, Distinguished Professor
Iowa State University
2062 Vet Med
Ames, IA 50011
Dr. Kanthasamy’s research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders has established him as a leading neuroscientist and has brought international distinction to Iowa State University. His studies focus on environmental, chemically induced neurodegenerative processes capable of producing Parkinson’s disease, and the development of novel therapeutic agents to treat neurodegenerative diseases. He has made several fundamental advances in signal transduction mechanisms associated with cell death processes in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Kanthasamy has applied contributions that have resulted in two patents and the establishment of a new business in the ISU Research Park to promote translational drug discovery research.
Postdoctoral training: Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
(formerly Pharmacology & Toxicology), 1994,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1989, University of Madras, India.
M.Phil., Biochemistry, 1986, University of Madras, India
M.S., Biochemistry, 1984, University of Madras, India