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ESP Biography



CHANDRESH GAJERA, Stanford Research Scientist




Major: School of Medicine/ Pathology

College/Employer: Staff Scientist

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

while in school, I was fascinated by chemistry and later on developed interest in biology, so studied pharmacy, that sets the journey which is still on...... To explore and blend emerging frontiers of science and technology with that of pharmacology, I continued journey toward bioengineering and doctorate in molecular biology/neuroscience. I did Postdoc and currently staff researcher working on synaptic changes in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and parkinson disease at Stanford. Broadly attempting to understand regulation of healthy, aging and diseased brain so as to find ways to modulate process to treat or cure devastating human diseases.



Past Classes

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B7289: Synaptic degeneration and neural stem cells in aging in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
More than 350 registered human Alzheimer’s trials have thus far failed to alter the course of this disease and, as a result, there is no FDA-approved disease-modifying therapy. There is huge unmet need for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. This class will introduction to 1) earliest initiating events that likely to alter molecular and structural features and play important role in disease onset during for neurodegeneration. 2) Bioassay that may be designed to integrate into current discovery processes, 3) How modulation of these early events including strategies targeting stem cell or replacement of cell/organelle may effectively treat diseases.


B6457: Synapse, Neuron and Neural Stem Cell in Disease and Aging in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
There exist huge unmet need for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson as well as traumatic brain injuries, and stroke. This class will explore how aging, specifically brain aging, is affected by an imbalance in homeostasis. Science using modern technologies are tackling major questions at the molecular, cellular, and system levels. This class will give introduction to 1) initiating events that likely to play important role in disease onset during aging. 2) latest research and how modulation of this early events including strategies targeting stem cell may effectively treat diseases.


B5736: Degeneration, Regeneration and Aging in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
This class will explore how aging, specifically brain aging, is affected by an imbalance in homeostasis. Immortal youth may be science fiction but current science is attempting systematic approach to extend youthful years. Modern biology are tackling major questions at the molecular, cellular, systemic, and organismal levels. The idea is to add life to years rather than years to life. This class will give a quick overview of aging, particularly brain aging, and will then concentrate on the latest research.


B4325: New Neuron in Old Brain in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Brains were thought to be fixed! (that is no new neurons born after birth). Research in the last few decades redefined this fixed view to be rather plastic, that is new neurons are born and integrate into old brains in two regions of brain. But this may be just be the tip of iceberg. Lots of fundamental discovery is yet to be made that will lay the foundation for cure/treatment of devastating brain diseases in young and aging populations. This class will include an introduction to adult neurogenesis and historical background to the latest findings.


B4326: Adult Neurogensis and Aging in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
This class will explore how aging, specifically brain aging, is affected by an imbalance in homeostasis. Immortal youth may be science fiction but current science is attempting systematic approach to extend youthful years. Modern biology are tackling major questions at the molecular, cellular, systemic, and organismal levels. The idea is to add life to years rather than years to life. This class will give a quick overview of aging, particularly brain aging, and will then concentrate on the latest research.


B3860: New Neuron in Old Brain in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Do you know new neuron born in adult brain ? Perhaps you may have heard/learn that no new neuron born after birth, this is no longer true. Now its well established that adult and even old brain does produce neuron. Can we increase neuron generation to replace lost neuron in stroke and neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer?. This class will take you from history to introduction to current status.