Published December 4, 2017
Supriya Mahajan, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo presented, “Mitochondrial dysfunction in an aging HIV patient cohort with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND),” at the HIV and Aging: From the Mitochondria to the Metropolis at Emory University this November.
Mahajan worked with Ravikumar Aalinkeel, PhD, Katherine Cwiklinski, Kevin Le and Stanley Schwartz, MD, PhD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology of the University at Buffalo as well as Qing Ma, PhD, and Gene Morse, PharmD, from the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, of the University at Buffalo. This work was made possible through the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research award.
Mahajan is an established investigator in the area of neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 in the setting of drug abuse. She has initiated several new projects that investigate the role of a unique key signaling molecule in the dopaminergic pathway that impacts drug addiction, depression and other neurological disorders. Her focus has always been on collaborative, interdisciplinary partnerships between various Departments within UB that include the Institute of Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, Research Institute of Addiction, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Dept of Pharmaceutical sciences and the Department of Bioengineering. Mahajan is Director of Research of the Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology. She supervises the research training of the Allergy fellows, Medical residents, graduate and undergraduate students. Mahajan has presented her research work at National and International conferences and was an invited speaker at several seminars and colloquiums. She has authored over 95 publications in several top quality peer reviewed journals and has thus demonstrated a high level of scholarly productivity.
More on Supriya Mahajan can be found here.