Dr. Prerna Badhe
Deputy Director & Head of Stem Cell Laboratory
Dr. Prerna Badhe is a Consultant Neuropathologist, Deputy Director and Head Regenerative Laboratory services at the NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute. She is also a visiting Stem Cell Consultant & Neuropathologist at the Stem cell & Genetic Research Center, Department of Neurosurgery, L.T.M. Medical college & L.T.M. General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai.
Having acquired her MBBS in 1986 and a MD degree from the prestigious GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai University, where she held the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Neuropathology, she received further specialized training in immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy in Neuropathology from the renowned National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences NIMHAN’S and was a visiting Neuropathologist at the Leeds General infirmary NHS, UK.
After doing a Fellowship at the National Institute of Health, NIH, Baltimore, John Hopkins, USA, in Neural Stem Cells and at the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Injury Research Centre, KSCIRC, USA, in Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroregeneration, she set up the Stem cell Centre at the L.T.M. Medical college & L.T.M. General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai. She was Awarded Government of India DST grant for research in Basic /Applied Sciences on experimental study to evaluate the effectiveness of Embryonic Stem Cells in traumatic spinal cord injury. She is a member of the International Society of Neuropathology, British Society of Neuropathology and the International Society of Stem Cell, USA. She has a vast number of international and national publications including stem cell therapy and has co-authored many medical books and magazines, written book chapters and presented papers in international and national conferences and workshops on the role of Stem Cell Therapy and Neuroscience. Her main focus is to make a difference in the lives of patients with incurable neurological disorders through Neuroregeneration with the recent advances in Neurosciences.