Dr. Chanana Vishal

Dr. Chanana Vishal

Research Scientist

Waisman Center University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Waisman Center T510, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, United States of America, 53705

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Biography:

1995-2001 BS Microbiology with Hons. Panjab University Chandigarh, India 1998-2001 MS Microbiology with Hons. Panjab University Chandigarh, India 2002-2006 PhD Microbiology, Panjab University Chandigarh, India 2007-2009 MBA Information Systems, Concordia University, Wisconsin, USA

Academic positions:

2002-2005 Research Assistant at Panjab University, Deptment of Microbiology, Chandigarh, India 2009-present Research Scientist at Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Research interests:

Dr. Chanana is interested in understanding the role of ion transporter proteins (sodium-potassium-chloride cotransporter, sodium/proton exchanger, and sodium/calcium exchangers) in ionic dysregulation and neurodegeneration associated with stroke and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. In particular, they study how changes of cytosolic ionic concentrations (Na+, H+, Ca2+) as well as organelle Ca2+ (ER and mitochondria) cause nerve cell death and pro-inflammatory responses in ischemic brains. Dr. Chanana is also interested in the role of gender differences, neurotrophic signaling and microglia/macrophages subsequent to hypoxia ischemia with an aim to find novel therapy for brain strokes.

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