Meet Post Doc of the Year - Prakash Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.

Prakash Radhakrishnan, Ph.D., recently received the UNMC Postdoctoral Scholar of the Year Award for 2011.

Post doc scholars such as Dr. Radhakrishnan are key players in the UNMC research enterprise. As part of the award, Dr. Radhakrishnan receives a $1,000 award to support his work.

picture disc.
Prakash Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.,
Below we learn more about Dr. Radhakrishnan and his research.

  • Name: Prakash Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.
  • Title: Research associate, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
  • Joined UNMC: May 2005
  • Hometown: Ko. Poovanur, Cuddalore (Dt.), Tamil Nadu, India

Describe your research in lay terms.

Pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., has very poor prognosis. Signs and symptoms of the disease may not be detected until quite advanced and surgical removal has limited success. Patients typically survive only months after diagnosis. To address this daunting challenge, I focus on developing a carbohydrate-based early detection method.

To treat a disease effectively, it is important to understand the underlying cause of its progression. In view of this, I also do research to understand the mechanism of mucin glycan-mediated pancreatic cancer growth and metastasis.

What are your goals as a researcher?

As a researcher, my goal is to contribute to the understanding of how pancreatic cancer develops and how it can be detected early in disease progression to aid in increased survival of pancreatic cancer patients.

What has been the best part of your experience as a postdoc at UNMC?

UNMC is a well-respected institution that allows me to work in a stress-free environment and to think freely and contribute perennially to the institute's growth. My previous work with Dr. Pi-wan Cheng in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology equipped me with a strong background to continue with my current research. I am establishing myself to be a cancer researcher under the supervision of world-renowned cancer glycobiologist, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth. His mentorship is thought provoking and nurtures me to achieve my career quest. I appreciate the opportunities Dr. Hollingsworth and UNMC have provided me.


Fill out the following and your comment will post once it has been approved.

Thank you, your comment will appear below once it has been approved.

November 06, 2015 at 11:20 PM

What are your publication list and citations? Can you post the link here please ?

July 09, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I am glad to know that you reached this position. I would like to see you as a big scientist. I am proud of you. Sudhandiran, University of Madras

May 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Congratz Prakash anna....

March 01, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Many congratulations to you Dr.Prakash. Good to see your name in the best post doc of the year list.... Keep working and rocking........best wishes to you Dr.S.Chinnadurai, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Paul Thomes
November 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Congratulations Prakash! Best wishes for more achievements!

Gayathri Santhan
November 03, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Congrats sir!!! u deserve it...we are really proud of u....great going!!!!

K. Kumar Ebenezar
November 02, 2011 at 10:12 PM

CONGRATS and keep it up.

Vinayaga Gnanapragassam
November 01, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Congratulations Prakash, I am very happy about the award, more to come for you. Vinayaga

Paul Grandgenett
November 01, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Congratulations Prakash. A well deserved award and recognition of your efforts. I wish you continued success.

October 31, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Congrats Prakash. We are very happy for you. Continue the good work and have fun too.

Thomas Caffrey
October 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Congratulations Prakash ! Wishing you much more success in the future...I'm excited about what you've done and even more so about your upcoming publications! Its a pleasure working with you.

Bharathy Raja
October 31, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Congratulations, anna...... Best wishes for your Future endeavor ! with prayers Bharathi

Dr.V.R.Praveen Kumar
October 31, 2011 at 1:33 AM

prakash ur invincible....iam proud to be ur junior and u have set an example for all of us, and also made our dear mam and sir proud. god bless u with many more such achievments.hope and wish i follow ur path of service to humanity..praveen jsr

Viswanathan Rajagopalan
October 30, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Congratulations, Prakash. Best wishes!

October 30, 2011 at 7:25 AM

we r very happy for your great achievement and thanks for your former,present profesors and for UNMC pandurangan and family

J. Kanagavalli
October 30, 2011 at 1:41 AM

Dear Prakash Well done and i am so happy about your honor and you deserve for it. All the Very best Kanaga

Niranjali Devaraj
October 30, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Congrats Prakash.We are proud of you. Niranjali & Devaraj

October 30, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Very Happy to know about this award. May God Bless you with more laurels in future. All the Best

October 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM

congratulatios prakash.alwas my best wishes for you. With regards, Dr.P.Jayaraju

Dr. M.R. Murali
October 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

You deserve it, keep going Congrats.......

October 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM


Moorthy P. Ponnusamy
October 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Hearty Congrats Prakash, Hard work never fails, you are the example for that. Keep going till you achieve your goal. Moorthy P. Ponnusamy

October 29, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Congratulations Dr. Prakash... our wishes and prayers for your success & happiness. Badri & GP, Giessen, Germany.

October 29, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Congratulations Prakash - Suresh, Uiowa

October 29, 2011 at 7:12 AM

Hello Prakash, Congratulations! Very happy to hear that you have got this award from UNMC. This success should boost you to go greater heights. All the best for your future endeavors. N.Sudhakar

Aarthee M
October 29, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Congratulations Prakash!! A sign of success in your research way is this Award!!

October 29, 2011 at 3:49 AM

congrats for my friend who is achieving a milestone in our team

October 28, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Dear Prakash Congratulation once again, great effort

October 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Dear Prakash, Congratulations and we are proud of you...!!! Keep Rocking...!!! Cheers, -Rajini-Sudha-Aadhith

October 28, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Congrats Prakash(mucoglycobiologist) and all the best. Babu - UNC Chapel Hill.

Michelle Varney
October 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Conrgratulations Prakash, a well-deserved award. I wish you continued success.

October 28, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Congrats super go further.....

Elanchezhian Rajan
October 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Best of luck anna. I hope this is just the start of many more successes to come. Congratulations!

Pia Hoenscheid
October 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Congratulations! Wish you the best for you future! Nice to meet you!

Nagendra K Chaturvedi
October 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Many many congratulations Dear Prakash

Mahalakshmi Sivakumar
October 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Congrats!! Anna, I am glad to see you rewarded. Your sincerity and hardwork paid you. Wish you a bright future ahead.

October 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Congratulations Prakash!

October 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Dear Prakash, Congratulations on your achievement. You sincerely deserved this award. Hope this is your first step towards success, and wish you many more. Friendly Shiva

Rajkumar N Rajule
October 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Dr Prakash, Congratulation !!!! Wish you best for the future endeavor and many more feather in your cap…. Raj (Natrajan Lab)

October 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM

You are one of the best, keep this up. My prayers with you Anna

Upal Roy
October 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Congratulation Prakash. Good luck with your research and many more awards yet to come.

Palsamy Periyasamy
October 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM

All the best Anna... Keep Rocking...