Prof. Dr. Hari Shanker Sharma

      

Prof. Dr. Hari Shanker Sharma

Associate Editor: Dr Hari Shanker Sharma

Dr. Hari Shanker Sharma is Professor of Neurobiology (MRC) and Docent in Neuroanatomy (UU) at the Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital (Sweden). He obtained his Master’s Degree from Bihar University with special expertise in Cell Biology in 1976. Dr Sharma obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (D.Phil.) in Neurosciences and was awarded his Ph.D in 1982 from Banaras Hindu University.  After carrying out a series of Government of India-funded Research Projects on the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and brain dysfunction, Dr Sharma joined the lab of Neuropathology at Uppsala University, with Professor Yngve Olsson, to investigate passage of tracer transport across the BBB, caused by stress to the brain and spinal cord. In 1991, Dr Sharma was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship of German Government for his work on hyperthermia-induced BBB dysfunction at the ultrastructural level in the laboratory of Professor Jorge Cervós-Navarro. Currently, his main research interest is Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration in relation to the BBB in stress, trauma, and drugs of abuse in health and disease. Dr Sharma has published over 380 articles, 12 monographs and 70 international book chapters, and he has edited 15 book volumes.