Assistant Member and Scienstist,
Department of Radiation Oncology Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI).
Assistant Member, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute.
Assistant Professor, Institute of Academic Medicine.
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York.
6550 Fannin, Smith 8-05,
Houston, Texas 77030, United States.
Neurodegeneration, Motor neuron Diseases, DNA Damage, DNA Repair
- Dr. Hegde earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neurosciences from the University of Mysore, India in 2006.
- He performed his graduate research at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany as a DST-DAAD visiting fellow, and at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.
- He held a faculty (Assistant Professor) appointment at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, USA before becoming a member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2013.
- As a member of the Research Institute cancer and neuroscience research programs, he directs a research program focusing on understanding the role of genome damage repair in cell death (neurodegenerative diseases) and cell proliferation (cancer) and its potential exploitation in therapeutics.
- Dr. Hegde has also been a member of grant review boards for the Alzheimer’s Association, USA and the Motor Neuron Disease Association, UK.
- He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Chinese Journal of Biology.
- Dr. Hegde has published 48 peer-reviewed publications including ones as corresponding author.
- He has also published five book chapters and fundamental review articles which have received nearly 1500 citations.
- He has received several awards including gold medals in Masters, New Investigator awards from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Environmental Mutagenesis Society, Researcher of the Month (May 2011) at UTMB and prestigious Gopal Krishna Memorial Young Scientist award from ASIOA.