Akshay Anand PhDProfessor, Neuroscience Research Lab, Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Dr. Akshay Anand works as Professor at Neuroscience Research Lab, Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh. He is the Editor in Chief of Annals of Neurosciences and Integrative Medicine Case Reports (JIMCR) and former EIC of Integrative Medicine International. He has 181 publications in International peer reviewed Journals (including 28 Policy research commentaries) besides fling four patent applications (including one on biological agent for regeneration). He has mentored 14 PhD students and completed 20 research grants and remains profusely funded by various national funding agencies, advising various editorial, policy and scientific enterprises across 30 countries. His research interests range from understanding of neuronal cell survival mechanisms using invitro, invivo, genetic and alternative approaches (mindfulness techniques) to discovering biomarkers of Neuro degenerative disorders for clinical applications. His research lab is the only research lab in India to voluntarily operationalise a voluntary Quality Assurance regimen duly recognised by Quality Council of India. He serves as Visiting Professor of Kyoto University of Medicine and S-VYASA, Bengaluru and earlier also served with Lesya Ukrainian Eastern European National University, Lutsk and Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research, Bengaluru as its Visiting Professor/Visiting Scientist. Dr Anand was nominated for India’s prestigious Padma Award, 2020 besides being honored by UT Police for exemplary work in advancement of Yoga research. He has been awarded for ICMR Amrut Mody Unichem Prize-2012, Annual PGI faculty award-2013, 2014, Sardar Vallabhabhi Patel Foundation 9th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award, 2014, Scopus Young Scientist Award Runner up, National Academy of Sciences India, New Delhi, 2012, ICMR Shankuntla Amir Chand Award (2010), Young Scientist Award from DAE (2005), Retina Research Foundation / Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Award (2003).
His academic social activities like PM’s Clean India program and “yoga scholars PGIMER” have cultivated an increased sense of preventive healthcare among his students, colleagues and science practitioners.