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Munjal Acharya

Regenerative medicine-Stem cell & exosome therapy

Munjal Acharya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of California Irvine

Dr. Acharya is a neuroscientist and working the field of regenerative medicine since past 11 years. Dr. Acharya has developed human stem cell-based regenerative strategies to remediate brain from the unintended side-effects of cancer therapies including cranial irradiation and chemotherapy. His research has delineated paracrine mechanism (exosomes) of stem cell transplantation-mediated recovery of the injured brain. Dr. Acharya and his colleagues are currently funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Defense and American Cancer Society.

Dr. Acharya received his Ph.D. degree in neurochemistry from M. S. University of Baroda. His interests in neuroscience continued as a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University Medical Center (U.S.) to study efficacy of stem cell grafting to treat epilepsy.  Dr. Acharya then joined Dr. Charles Limoli’s group at University of California Irvine as a postdoctoral scholar, where he continued his research on human stem cells funded by California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. His findings have been published in journals of repute including PNAS, Cancer Research and Science Advances. Currently, Dr. Acharya’s laboratory studies molecular, cellular and epigenetic mechanisms of cancer therapy-induced brain injury and cognitive dysfunction.

 

My Sessions

Stem cell-based regenerative therapies to reverse radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction