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Kedar Prasad, PhD


Kedar N. Prasad obtained a Master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Bihar in India, and a Ph.D. degree in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He went to Brookhaven National Laboratory for Post-doctoral training. Dr. Prasad Joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado medical School where he became Professor and the Director for the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research. He published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) supported by the NIH. He also contributed several book chapters and abstracts as well as authored or edited 25 books on radiobiology, neurodegenerative disease, and nutrition and cancer. He was a member of several professional organizations, and served as an ad-hoc member of various Study Sections of the NIH. He was a frequently invited speaker at National and International meetings on nutrition and cancer and neurological diseases. In 1982, he was invited by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He delivered the 1999 Harold Harper Lecture at the meeting of the American College of Advancement of Medicine. He is a former President of the International Society for Nutrition and Cancer. Since 2005, he is Chief Scientific Officer of Premier Micronutrient Corporation. 

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