Manisha Patel, PhD

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Manisha Patel, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The overarching theme of her laboratory’s research is to understand the metabolic basis of epilepsy and develop metabolism-based therapeutic strategies for epilepsy and its comorbidities. She has authored more than 100 scientific publications including articles in the journals Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Patel has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, CURE Epilepsy, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the Epilepsy Foundation of America. She has received the CURE Epilepsy Innovator Award, Shell Prize for Research and Graduate Education, and American Epilepsy Society’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Patel’s service has been devoted to supporting the careers of early-stage investigators. She is a member of the American Epilepsy Society’s board of directors and has chaired its Research and Training Council, Basic Science Committee and Scientific Program Committee.


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