College of Arts and Science
Congratulations to Professor Anand Chandrasekhar on being selected as a University of Missouri System Presidential Engagement Fellow. This program was established to share faculty accomplishments with the citizens of Missouri in their own communities
Dr. Chandrasekhar conducts research into the biological processes that give form and function to the brain and nervous system as well as the consequences of defects in these processes. He carries out these studies in fish and mouse embryos using histology, microscopy, genetics and biochemistry with support from the National Institutes of Health. As a Fellow, he will be sharing insights gained from decades of research in developmental biology.
Dr. Chandrasekhar received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India. He received a PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Iowa and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neurobiology at the University of Michigan before joining the University of Missouri. Anand has been recognized for his excellence in teaching by the Purple Chalk (2005) and Kemper Fellow (2008) awards.
Members of the Presidential Engagement Fellows Program are available for speaking engagements. Use this Request Form to submit a request to the UM System Office of Engagement and Outreach.