Shaji Theodore is a biomedical scientist interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying neuron injury in common neurological disorders. Specifically, he investigates the role of the immune response in contributing to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease and HIV dementia. He has published several peer-reviewed research papers and presented his research findings in international conferences.
He earned his degree in veterinary medicine and a master’s in pharmacology from Madras Veterinary College, India. He later completed his PhD, specializing in HIV-associated neurodegenerative disorders, at The University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA.
He is a recipient of the gold medal in pharmacology from the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India, and has received research funding from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
In his free time, he likes to dabble in photography, particularly nature and landscape.