University of Maryland, USA
Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland
Prakash Kulkarni studies living systems which are dynamical systems, and employs both theoretical as well as experimental approaches. His research that is focused on intrinsically disordered proteins, integrates interdisciplinary approaches from fields as varied as biology, bioengineering, physics, structural biology, computational biology, and mathematics to answer important questions such as state or phenotypic switching, self-organization, synchronization, and evolution that have important biological and biomedical implications. He uses cancer as a model system. Kulkarni obtained a Ph.D in biochemistry from India and did his postdoctoral training in cell biology at New York University. Subsequently, he worked in the Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and in the Department of Genetics at Yale University. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research at the University of Maryland. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Urology, in the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, and from 2010-2012, he was the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Scholar of the Patrick C Walsh Prostate Research Fund.