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Chandan Prasad

Chandan Prasad

Texas Woman's University


Chandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a Ph.D. in microbiology/biochemistry. After 8 years at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland as Fogerty fellow and senior staff fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine. He served LSU Health Sciences Center as professor (medicine and neuroscience), Director of Obesity Research Program, and vice chairman (research) in the Department of Medicine until 2006. He was the first chair of the laboratory of Nutrition and Brain at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center from 1991-1993 under directorship of Prof. George Bray MD. He joined Texas Woman’s University as Professor & Chair of the Department of Nutrition and served in this capacity until 2012. He also served TWU as Assistant Provost for Research Promotion from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he is Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Texas Woman's University and Professor (Emeritus) of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the LSU Health Sciences Center- New Orleans, LA.

Research Interest

The current focus of Dr. Prasad’s research is on inflammation and the role of dietary supplements in obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases. He has authored more than 200 papers in the area off appetite regulation, obesity, and nutrition. He holds four U.S. and international patents for treatment of obesity and alcoholism. He is Founding Editor of Nutritional Neuroscience, series editor for Nutrition, Brain, and Behavior, Editor-in-Chief of Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research and Member of the Board of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics.