Brinda Desai Bradaric ’03 to show path to faculty position
Brinda Desai Bradaric ’03 is an assistant professor and educational coordinator in the health sciences undergraduate program at Rush University. As part of ISU’s Alumni Day events, she has been invited back to campus in recognition of her success. She will give a seminar as part of the SBS weekly series on her road from ISU to her current position. Her presentation, “An unexpected career in research and teaching: From neurological diseases to methamphetamine abuse,” will be Thursday, October 24, from 4–5 p.m. in 210 Moulton Hall.
While attending ISU, Bradaric conducted research with Paul Garris’ research group. She was an officer with the Phi Sigma chapter in the School of Biological Sciences. At Rush University, her teaching responsibilities include courses in pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology and a number of elective courses. She is a member of the Center for Compulsive Behaviors and Addiction and conducts pre-clinical research. Her research projects include determining the biological link between meth addiction and Parkinson’s disease. She received her doctorate in pharmacology from Rush in 2009 and trained as a post-doctoral fellow in the area of drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases at Northwestern University.