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Nagarkatti, Prakash

Vice-President

Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D. the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina. He also serves as Carolina Distinguished Professor, and Director of the NIH Center of Research Excellence in Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases. From 2005-2011, he served as Associate Dean at the School of Medicine. His research has been continuously supported by numerous grants from NIH, NSF/EPA, and American Cancer Society.

Biographical Profile

College Medicine, School of
Department Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Phone 803-777-5458
Tenure Status Tenured

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Graduates
Interest Keywords
Autoimmunity, cancer, drugs of abuse, cannabinoids, inflammation, epigenetics, dietary supplements, nutrition, toxicology
Institutional Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
Immunology, Inflammation, Cancer

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1981 Defense Research and Development Establishment Gwalior, India PhD Immunology
1974 Karnatak University Dharwad, India M.Sc Microbiology & Immunology
1971 Karnatak University Dharwad, India B.Sc Botany, Chemistry

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1981 - 1983 Post-doctoral fellow, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1983 - 1985 Research Associate, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1985 - 1986 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1986 - 1991 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1991 - 1996 Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Biology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1996 - 2000 Professor (Tenured), Department of Biology, Division Of Microbiology and Immunology, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
2000 - 08/2005 Wazeter Distinguished Professor (Tenured) and Director, Immunotoxicology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
2005 Associate Dean and Carolina Distinguished Professor, School of Medicine & Director, NIH Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Carolina Distinguished Professor University of South Carolina

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
2012 Award AAAS American Assn. for the Advancement of Science
2013 Award AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Award 100th Annual Meeting of American Association of Immunologists
Award Outstanding Publication of the Year award by the Society of Toxicology
Award Shelton Horseley Award, Virginia Academy of Sciences
Award Carolina Distinguished Professor at USC
Award Award for best research contribution, 6th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology Tokyo, Japan
2013 Honor 2013 Professor of the Year Columbia International Festival

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as PI (Past Seven Years)

Effect of TCDD-Induced Apoptosis on T Cells (18060-FA17)
Sponsor:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NIH
Total Requested:  
Grant # 7R01ES009098-09, 08/16/2005 - 07/31/2011
Center for CAM Research on Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases - Project 1 (18060-FA32)
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $6,000,000
Grant # 1P01AT003961-01A1, 09/30/2007 - 08/31/2014
Center for CAM Research on Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases - Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Michael Rouse) (18060-FA47)
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $209,895
Grant # 3P01AT003961-03S1, 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011
Center for CAM Research on Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases - Admin. Core (18060-FA30)
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $6,000,000
Grant # 1P01AT003961-01A1, 09/30/2007 - 08/31/2014
Estrogen-T cell Interactions (18060-FA51)
Sponsor:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NIH
Total Requested:  $1,775,000
Grant # 1R01ES019313-01, 01/08/2010 - 11/30/2012
EPSCoR Travel (22000-GA25)
Sponsor:  SCRA/SC EPSCoR
Total Requested:  $25,000
Grant # 109, 11/08/2011 - 09/30/2013
Morris College-University of South Carolina Mentoring Program (22000-FA12)
Sponsor:  Morris College/DOE
Total Requested:  $66,290
05/01/2012 - 08/03/2012
Immunopathological Basis of PTSD (18060-FA58)
Sponsor:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/NIH
Total Requested:  $1,716,950
Grant # 1R01MH094755-01, 07/01/2011 - 04/30/2013
EPSCoR/IDeA State Committee Distribution (22000-GA26)
Sponsor:  SC Commission on Higher Education (SC CHE)
Total Requested:  $589,526
06/13/2012 - 06/30/2013
Estrogen-T cell Interactions (18060-FA75)
Sponsor:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/NIH
Total Requested:  $1,775,000
Grant # 7R01ES019313-04, 12/01/2012 - 11/30/2015
Immunopathological Basis of PTSD (18060-FA81)
Sponsor:  National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH)/NIH
Total Requested:  $1,712,500
Grant # 7R01MH094755-03, 05/01/2013 - 04/30/2016
South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR) (22000-FA16)
Sponsor:  Medical University of South Carolina(MUSC)/NIH
Total Requested:  $100,438
Grant # MUSC09-078, 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014
Morris College - USC Mentoring Program (22000-FA17)
Sponsor:  Morris College/DOE
Total Requested:  $113,640
05/01/2013 - 08/31/2013
EPSCoR Support - Revenue Account (22400-LA00)
Sponsor:  SC Research Authority (SCRA)
Total Requested:  $2,055,000
10/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) (22000-FA15)
Sponsor:  Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)/NIH
Total Requested:  $100,428
Grant # MUSC09-078, 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013
COBRE - Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation (Admin Core - Year 2) (18060-FA87)
Sponsor:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH
Total Requested:  $10,226,537
Grant # 7P20GM103641-02, 06/01/2013 - 05/31/2014
COBRE - Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation (Admin Core) (18060-FA70)
Sponsor:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH
Total Requested:  $10,226,537
Grant # 1P20GM103641-01, 09/01/2012 - 05/31/2013
Morris College - USC Mentoring Program (22000-FA19)
Sponsor:  Morris College/DOE
Total Requested:  $66,640
05/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
CAM Center for Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation (Admin. Core) (18060-FB08)
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $8,497,304
Grant # 2P01AT003961-06A1, 09/30/2014 - 08/31/2019
CAM Center for Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation (Project 1) (18060-FB10)
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $8,497,304
Grant # 2P01AT003961-06A1, 09/30/2014 - 08/31/2019
COBRE - Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation (Admin Core - Year 3) (18060-FB01)
Sponsor:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH
Total Requested:  $10,226,537
Grant # 5P20GM103641-03, 06/01/2014 - 05/31/2015
NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track 1 (22400-FA02)
Sponsor:  SC EPSCoR/IDeA Program/NSF
Total Requested:  $700,000
Grant # OIA-1317771, 10/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as Co-PI (Past Seven Years)

Cytotoxic Lymphycytes in Acute Lung Injury (18060-FA24)
PI:  Nagarkatti, Mitzi
Sponsor:  National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NIH
Total Requested:  
Grant # 7R01AI058300-03, 08/15/2005 - 02/28/2010
Maximizing Animal Housing at University of South Carolina (18060-FA36)
PI:  Nagarkatti, Mitzi
Sponsor:  National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)/NIH
Total Requested:  $499,225
Grant # 1G20RR023990-01A1, 06/15/2008 - 05/14/2010
Center for CAM Research on Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases - Project 2 (11110-FA28)
PI:  Hofseth, Lorne
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $6,000,000
Grant # 1P01AT003961-01A1, 09/30/2007 - 08/31/2013
Role of Natural Indoles in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (18060-FA60)
PI:  Nagarkatti, Mitzi
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $2,055,000
Grant # 1R01AT006888-01, 08/01/2011 - 07/31/2013
Immune Mechanism Underlying CXCR3 Ligand-Mediated Interstitial Cystitis(IC) (18060-FA74)
PI:  Singh, Udai
Sponsor:  National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/NIH
Total Requested:  $118,897
Grant # 1R56DK087836-01A1, 09/15/2012 - 02/28/2015
Role of Natural Indoles in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (18060-FA92)
PI:  Nagarkatti, Mitzi
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $1,993,755
Grant # 7R01AT006888-03, 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2016
MicroRNA Regulation of EAE by Resveratrol (18060-FB07)
PI:  Gandy, Kathryn
Sponsor:  National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)/NIH
Total Requested:  $225,550
Grant # 1F32AT008539-01, 09/15/2014 - 09/14/2015
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