Puttur Prasad

Professor

Puttur Prasad

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Graduate School

Bio

I received my Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Sciences in Biochemistry and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in the area of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. I am a past recipient of extramural grants from NIH and HRSA and have received Exemplary Teaching Award in several years.

  • (706) 721-1761
  • (706) 721-6608
  • CN 1163

Education

  • Ph.D., Botany, Zoology and Chemistry Indian Inst of Sci, 1992

  • MS, Biochemistry Mangalore University, 1986

  • BS, Botany/Plant Biology Mangalore University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Invited to participate as one of the Hooders Class of 2021, 2021

  • Invited to participate as one of the Hooders Class of 2022, 2021

  • 2020 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • 2019 Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2020

  • Invited to participate as one of the Hooders Class of 2020, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry
  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB
  • MEDI 6240

    GI/GU/Endocrine
  • MEDI 6230

    Healthcare Matters
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • MEDI 6340

    Capstone in Medicine 1
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6130

    Musculoskeletal/Skin

Teaching Interests

I am a part of the primary teaching faculty of Pre-Clerkship medical education for the past several years. I serve as the Component Director of Medical Biochemistry & Genetic, the Module Director of the Foundations of Medicine module (MEDI-6120), and as a facilitator in Case-Based Learning in the Pre-Clerkship curriculum.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Lactate-Dependent Regulation of Immune Responses by Dendritic Cells and Macrophages., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mouse Models of Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • RAD51AP1 Deficiency Reduces Tumor Growth by Targeting Stem Cell Self-Renewal, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Wnt-beta-Catenin-IL-10 Signaling Axis in Intestinal APCs Protects Mice from Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer in Response to Gut Microbiota, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Wnt Signaling Cascade in Dendritic Cells and Regulation of Anti-tumor Immunity, 2020
    Other

Research Interests

My research interests relate to discovery and characterization of novel nutrient transporters to understand their physiological role in nutrient delivery and develop strategies to utilize these transporters as targets for drug delivery and cancer chemoprevention.

Department Service

  • Faculty Search Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Instrument Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee 2015 - 2019

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Search Committee for Assistant Dean for Curriculum-Foundations of Medicine 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Faculty Recognition Committee - faculty Awards 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Medical College of Georgia American Red Cross Club 2022 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • MCG Revisit day PBL facilitator 2018 - Present

  • Medical Students Promotion Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Frontiers in Oncology 2022 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Aquifer Sciences 2022 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • Association of Biochemistry Educators 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, South Dakota State University 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal