Welcome to the Deshpande Lab
Welcome to the Deshpande Lab

Under the purview of the DOD Gulf-War Illness Research Program and the NIH CounterACT Research Program, we are identifying calcium-signaling based therapeutics for the neurological consequences of pesticide exposures. My laboratory is committed to scientific education and research and we welcome students and investigators who would like to partner with us on this mission.

Lab/ Office:

Kontos Medical Sciences Bldg.

Room-615

1217 E. Marshall St.

Richmond, VA 23298

Tel: 804-828-3392

Email: Laxmikant.Deshpande@vcuhealth.org

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Current Events

Dr. Ana Ribeiro joins our lab as a Post-Doctoral Scholar. Ana obtained her PhD from Univ. of Milan, Italy and her thesis was on "A spine to nucleus signaling pathway in Alzheimer’s Disease".

Jackie Zhu presented her work on Ketamine and Gulf War Illness at the 2019 Posters on the Hill event organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research held at Washington DC

Maris Ratliff presented at the 2019 VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. She was supported by JakeLinn Harris, Narmeen Rashid, and Jackie Zhu.

Jackie Zhu presented our work on mechanisms for antidepressant effects of Ketamine in a rat model of Gulf War Illness at the 2019 SOT meeting in Baltimore.

Gulf War Illness and neuroinflammation- collaborative project with Dr. Jamie DeWitt at ECU recommended for funding

Dr. Deshpande elected as the Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society (FAES)

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