Hara Prasad Misra
Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,VA, USA
Dr. Hara P. Misra, Em. Professor and Associate VP for Research and Graduate Studies Affairs, for both the Virginia and South Carolina campuses of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM); Chairman of
Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subject Committee. He also serves as a Board Member on Central-IRB under NCI and Board of Directors of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Salem, Virginia on Salem Research Institute. At present he is serving as a part-time Professor at VCOM and Research Professor at the VA-MD Regional Veterinary College. His research program is active with students and postdocs and visiting scholars. Overlooked the college research programs, Sponsored programs, intellectual property, Graduate programs, IRB and Environmental Biosafety. Arranged 6 research symposia where every year a different Nobel Laureate was invited to be the Keynote Speaker and 400-500 scientists, physicians and students attended the conference. He also maintains an active research lab.
Dr. Misra’s work is centered on oxygen radicals and the living cell’s defense mechanisms against these species and demonstrated the role of free radicals in:
1) oxygen enhancement of radiation damage
2) effective killing of bacteria by phagocytes
3) reperfusion injury of heart and lungs
4) relaxing blood vessels
5) Parkinson’s disease
6)pesticide and pesticide mixtures in developing neurodegenerative diseases
7) the mechanism of action of certain nutraceuticals in protecting cardiovascular system and ameliorating neuro-degeneration.