Anant Paravastu Joins ChBE Faculty

Anant Paravastu Joins ChBE Faculty

Anant Paravastu has joined Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as an associate professor.

Previously on the faculty of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, Paravastu specializes in the use of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for structural characterization of self-assembled proteins.

Protein self-assembly into nanostructured filaments leads to plaque formation that is the pathological hallmark of amyloid diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and type-II diabetes).

In addition to understanding the mechanisms of protein aggregation diseases, Paravastu’s research group is interested in engineering protein self-assembly for fabrication of artificial extracellular matrices, and for integration of self-assembled protein structures into hybrid nanostructured materials and nanoelectronic devices.

Holding a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Paravastu won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2011.

In 2014, he and other researchers won a $1.67 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a specific protein in the body believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease.

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