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Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D.

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Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D.

Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D.

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Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina

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Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti serves as the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina. He oversees a $250 million research enterprise across all USC campuses. He also serves as Carolina Distinguished Professor, and Director of several NIH and NSF-funded Research Centers including two NIH Centers that pursue research on Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases. Since joining USC in 2005, he has secured more than $89 million in research funding. Dr. Nagarkatti has published over 275 scientific papers and book chapters, and has trained more than 100 students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty over the course of his career. Dr. Nagarkatti is internationally known for his research on cannabinoids and his lab was one of the first ones to show that cannabinoids can be used in the treatment of certain cancers and inflammatory diseases. His research has been highlighted in several media outlets from PBS documentary to BBC News. He has several patents on cannabinoids and his patent on use of Cannabidiol (CBD) to treat autoimmune hepatitis was recently approved by FDA.