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Mohanish Deshmukh, Ph.D.

ASD Researchers at UNC

Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology in the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Deshmukh’s lab explores how cells regulate their survival and death. His team focuses on these pathways in neurons from their birth to death in the dynamic contexts of development, long-term maintenance, and disease. Dr. Deshmukh’s lab uses molecular and cell biological approaches in three model systems: primary neurons; stem cells undergoing neuronal differentiation; and mouse models of neurodevelopmental (e.g., autism, schizophrenia) and neurodegenerative (e.g., Alzheimer’s) disorders.

Dr. Deshmukh received the Burroughs-Wellcome New Investigator Award in 2001.  At UNC, he was recognized with Teaching Excellence Award (2004) and the Mentor of the Year Award (2012).  Dr. Deshmukh is currently the Co-Director for the MD/PhD program at UNC.  He has also served on NIH, AHA, ACS and DOD study sections and is on the Editorial Board of Cell Death and Differentiation.