Thesis Thursday- Rajesh Khanna
About Dr. Khanna: Rajesh Khanna, PhD, has a 20-year career in Neuroscience and Pharmacology. He was a doctoral student in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada. He was a Research Fellow in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, UCLA; Assistant Staff Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto; and Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine. He is currently a tenured Professor of Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Neuroscience within the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. His research intersects pain and neurodegenerative diseases and is focused on understanding mechanisms and developing strategies to allosterically regulate functions of key ion channels implicated in physiology and pathophysiology of pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Khanna is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Regulonix, LLC, an Arizona startup focusing on novel chronic pain therapeutics and innovative biomarker technology development. Dr. Khanna’s research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, The Department of Defense, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.
Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.
Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM
Created by Cathy Rivers, produced by Bridgitte Thum.