About Dr. Das

Pritam Das, Ph.D., is an associate consultant in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida and holds the academic rank of assistant professor of neuroscience.

Dr. Das earned his Bachelor of Science degree from B.J.B. College in India and his Master of Science degree from Utkal University in India. He further studied at Wayne State University in Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology and immunology.

His research interests are focused on studying the immunological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, as there is a great deal of evidence that extracellular amyloid deposits in the brain incite a complex inflammatory reaction that potentially promotes neurodegeneration in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. His research examines the possible involvement of inflammatory mediators throughout various stages of the disease process.

Dr. Das serves as principal investigator and co-investigator on several research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging and the American Health Assistance Foundation. He has presented at national and international conferences and has been a Mayo Graduate School guest lecturer on the principles of neuroscience.

Dr. Das has authored many peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in journals such as Neurobiology of Aging, Blood, Neurobiology of Disease, The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Molecular Neurodegeneration, The Journal of Neuroscience, The Journal of Immunology and Nature Neuroscience.