Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor and Director, I-CARES
Himadri Pakrasi, PhD, is currently the Director of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability (I-CARES) at Washington University in St. Louis.
He is also the Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Energy in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
Professor Pakrasi has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Munich University, Germany; a Distinguished Fellow at the Biosciences Institute, Nagoya University, Japan; and a Lady David Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pakrasi serves as the Washington University ambassador from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy to the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India.
Professor Pakrasi is a biochemist recognized for his work on photosynthesis and bioenergy production. He has a keen interest in bridging the differences between the biological and physical sciences, and leads large-scale multi-institutional systems biology projects. Key areas of interest are systems biology, photosynthesis, and metal homeostasis.
Integrative Analysis of Large Scale Expression Profiles Reveals Core Transcriptional Response and Coordination Between Multiple Cellular Processes in a Cyanobacterium, Singh, A.K., Elvitigala, T.R., Cameron, J.C., Ghosh, B.K., Bhattacharyya-Pakrasi, M., and Pakrasi, H.B., BMC Systems Biology, 2010.
Alternate Isoleucine Synthesis Pathway in Cyanobacterial Species. Wu, B., Zhang, B., Feng, X., Rubens, J.R., Huang, R., Hicks, L.M., Pakrasi, H.B., and Tang, Y.J., Microbiology, 2009.