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Muralidhar L. Hegde

Muralidhar L. Hegde

Associate Professor
Institute for Academic Medicine Houston Methodist Research Institute


Muralidhar L. Hegde (born October 09, 1977 in Kumta, India) is a neuroscientist and Associate Professor (term tenured) at Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston Texas. He previously held faculty position at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Hegde is recognized as one of the top young researchers in the field of Metal Toxicity and Oxidative Genome Damage Repair Deficits in Neurodegenerative Diseases, e.g., Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease. Hegde received his Masters degree in Biochemistry from Karnatak University, India with two gold medals, and doctorate-PhD in Neurochemistry from CFTRI, Mysore, India, during which he performed research in Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany as a DST-DAAD visiting fellow. He then received prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from American Parkinson's Disease Association in the laboratory of Dr. Sankar Mitra at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Here he laid the foundation for his exciting research area of genome damage repair in brain diseases.

Research Interest

Genome damage and the mechanism of their repair (deficiencies) in human neurodegenerative disease.