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Hemachandra Reddy

Hemachandra Reddy

  • Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer
  • Professor
Office Phone: 806-743-2393
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9424
Lubbock TX 79430-9424



P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D., is an Executive Director of Garrison Institute on Aging and Professor Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Neuroscience/Pharmacology and Neurology Departments of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas. He was an Associate Scientist in the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center of Oregon Health and Science University. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in biology from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. He received an M.Phil in human cytogenetics from Delhi University. He was a commonwealth scholar (1990-1993) before receiving his Ph.D. (1994) in human genetics from University College, London.He did his postdoctoral training from 1995-2000 at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).He was a standing member of the Veteran Affairs Merit Review Study Section and served in several NIH study sections. He currently is a standing member of the Neuronal Oxidative Metabolism and Death study section and principal investigator on two NIH RO1 grants. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neurological Association and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Neuroscience, Indian Society of Human Genetics, the Galton Institute in London, and the Alzheimer's Research Forum, the recipient of numerous honors and awards, the author or co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and invited guest speaker at several national and international conferences.

Research Interests

Aging, Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Gene expression, Mouse models, Mitochondrial bioenergetics, Mechanisms of mitochondrial fusion and fission, Oxidative stress, Cell and molecular biology and Proteomics.

Selected Publications:

  • Blackmon, Joan & Boles, Annette & Reddy, Hemachandra December (2015) Garrison Institute on Aging- Lubbock Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Provides Service to South Plains, Texas Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 1, 215.
  • Manczak, M & Reddy, Hemachandra December (2015) Mitochondrial division inhibitor 1 protects against mutant huntingtin-induced abnormal mitochondrial dynamics and neuronal damage in Huntington's disease. Human molecular genetics, 24, 25, 7308-25.
  • Reddy, Hemachandra & Blackmon, J & Molinar-Lopez, V & Ament, C & Manczak, M & Kandimalla, R & Yin, X & Pandey, Akhilesh & Kuruva, C & Wang, R & Fry, D & Osborn, C & Stonum, K & Quesada, K & Gonzales, R & Boles, A September (2015) Garrison Institute on Aging: A New Hope for Elderly Individuals and Patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 48, 2, 547-55.
  • Roy, M & Reddy, Hemachandra & Iijima, M & Sesaki, H April (2015) Mitochondrial division and fusion in metabolism. Current opinion in cell biology, 33, 111-8.
  • Reddy, P August (2014) Misfolded proteins, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neurodegenerative diseases. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1842, 8, 1167.