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Chandima Nishadi Rajapakse, PhD, MHS

Program Director, Division of Extramural Activities and Scientific Programs
National Institute of Health/NIMHD


Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate Program, May 2004
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

B.S., Salem College, 1995
Winston-Salem, NC

Research Interest:

Research on neonatal rat model of ischemia/reperfusion to understand molecular mechanism of hypoxic-ischemic injury.


Busija DW, Lacza Z, Rajapakse N, Shimizu K, Kis B, Bari F, Domoki F, Horiguchi T. Targeting mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels--a novel approach to neuroprotection. Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 2004 Nov;46(3):282-94.

Nagy K, Kis B, Rajapakse NC, Bari F, Busija DW. Diazoxide preconditioning protects against neuronal cell death by attenuation of oxidative stress upon glutamate stimulation. J Neurosci Res. 2004 Jun 1;76(5):697-704.

For a listing of additional publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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