Education and Experience
- University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles CA)/ (2002)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Neurology (2006)
- Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2008)
Neurology - Neuroimmunology
- Encephalitis Center
- Multiple Sclerosis Center
Dr. Venkatesans laboratory seeks to: 1) to determine how to protect axons, which are the cables that connect neurons to each other, from inflammatory or infectious damage; and 2) to understand mechanisms by which new neurons can replace damaged cells within the brain and spinal cord. Dr. Venkatesan anticipates that this research will have applications toward a number of diseases, including multiple sclerosis and viral infections of the nervous system.
Dr. Arun Venkatesan received his Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology and his M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He completed his residency in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
2006, Jay Slotkin Award, Outstanding Research on Neurologic Disease, Johns Hopkins Neurology
2006, Guy M. McKhann Award, Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Johns Hopkins Neurology
2005, Travel Award, Outstanding Potential to be a Future Leader in Academic Neurology, American Neurological Association
2003, Most Outstanding Intern Award, Santa Clara Valley County Hospital
2002, Distinguished Service in Medicine and Family Medicine, UCLA
2001, Indian Medical Association Scholar
1996, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow
1990-1994, Regents and Chancellors Scholar, U.C. Berkeley, 1990-1994
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Transverse Myelitis
2. Venkatesan A, Das S and Dasgupta A. 1999. Structure and function of a small RNA that selectively inhibits internal ribosome entry site-mediated translation. Nucleic Acids Res 27:562-572.
3. Venkatesan A and Dasgupta A. 2001. Novel fluorescence-based screen to identify small synthetic internal ribosome entry site elements. Mol Cell Biol 21:2826-2837.
4. Venkatesan A and Dasgupta A. 2003. Cell cycle regulation of hepatitis C and encephalomyocarditis virus internal ribosome entry site-mediated translation in human embryonic kidney 293 cells. Virus Res 94:85-95.
5. Dasgupta A, Das S, Izumi R, Venkatesan A, Bharat B. 2004. Targeting internal ribosome entry site (IRES)-mediated translation to block hepatitis C and other RNA viruses. FEMS Microbiol Lett 234:189-199.
6. Jhaveri R, Kundu P, Shapiro AM, Venkatesan A, Dasgupta A. 2005. Effect of hepatitis C virus core protein on cellular gene expression: specific inhibition of cyclooxygenase 2. J Infect Dis 191:1498-1506.
7. Venkatesan A, Spalding C, Speedie A, Sinha G, Rumbaugh J. 2005. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infective endocarditis presenting as bacterial meningitis. J Infection 51:199-202.
8. Venkatesan A, Frucht S. 2006. Movement disorders after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Neurol Clin 24:123-132.
9. Steiner J, Haughey N, Wenxue L, Venkatesan A, Anderson C, Reid R, Malpica T, Butterfield A, and Nath A. 2006. Oxidative stress and therapeutic approaches in HIV dementia. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders 8:2089-100.
10. Venkatesan A, Selnes O, Wojna V, McArthur JC, and Nath A. 2006. Neuropsychological consequences of HIV and drug abuse. American Journal of Infectious Diseases 2: 90-97.
11. Venkatesan A, Nath A, Ming G-L, Song H. 2007. Adult hippocampal neurogenesis: regulation by HIV and drugs of abuse. Cell Mol Life Sci.
- How to promote repair of the damaged nervous system
- Understanding how infection and inflammation damage the nervous system