Dr. Heda

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Dr. Ghanshyam Heda, associate professor of biology at Mississippi University for Women, has received a research award a little over $65,000 from the Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).


This is the sixth year in a row that Dr. Heda’s lab has been awarded the funds for undergraduates at The W to conduct research on cystic fibrosis.

“As you know, several MUW undergraduate students in the past have benefitted by undergoing training in my lab,” he said. “These students have published and presented their work at regional and national level meetings and won awards for their accomplishments. As always, I want to thank Mississippi-INBRE for its support.”  

This fall, Dr. Heda will be spending his sabbatical at International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, engaging in educational and research activities.  ICRISAT, which aims to eradicate world hunger, is a world renowned agricultural research center headquartered in Hyderabad. ICRISAT has its operation in 55 countries, supported by more than 48 governments, foundations and development banks.

Heda also has invitations from his alma mater, Osmania University in Hyderabad, to collaborate in educational and research activities.

He has been teaching courses such as human anatomy and physiology, general biology, microbiology, comparative anatomy, protein misfolding and human diseases and senior seminar at The W since August of 2008.

Editor’s Note:

This work was supported by the Mississippi INBRE, funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103476. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences or the National Institutes of Health.



June 25, 2015

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