Faculty Profile

Nanduri Prabhakar
Section of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Systems Biology & Oxygen Sensing

Academic Interests

Dr. Prabhakar is a leading authority in the field of O2 sensing and physiological consequences of chronic hypoxia. Substantial population of adult humans and nearly 50% of premature infants experience chronic intermittent hypoxia as a consequence of sleep-disordered breathing manifested as recurrent apneas. People with recurrent apneas develop serious morbidities including hypertension, ventilatory abnormalities, myocardial infarctions, metabolic syndrome and even stroke. Using rodent and cell culture models of intermittent hypoxia, Dr. Prabhakar’s lab identified novel signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms underlying the morbidity associated with chronic intermittent hypoxia.

Clinical Interests



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  • PhD, 1980, M.S. University, Baroda, India, Physiology
  • D.Sc, 1982, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, Biology