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Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti

Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti

Emeritus Professor
University of Manitoba


Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada , received his PhD in 1957. After working as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, he was appointed Associate Director of the Research Institute, Lancaster, PA. He was invited to the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine as Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1964, becoming Full Professor in 1973. He spent 1974 – 75 as Visiting Professor of Cell Biology at the Rockefeller University, New York. He received the Borden Award of the Canadian Societies of Biological Sciences in 1973 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K., and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Fellow and President of the International College of Nutrition. He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed publications and six books in the areas of metabolic biochemistry, nutrition and neuroscience. The monograph on “Vitamin Receptors” which he edited in 1994 was reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 2010 in their “classics series”. Dr. Dakshinamurti has been on the Editorial Board of many international journals in the area of Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Nutrition. His pioneering work in the area of epigenetic effects of vitamins is highly regarded. Dr. Dakshinamurti was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He has been invited to lecture at over 100 universities and research centers around the world. Dr. Dakshinamurti was elected to Emeritus Professorship of the University of Manitoba in 1998. He was Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy Studies at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre. Currently he is the Senior Advisor of the Research Centre and is also evaluating Cardiovascular Research across Canada

Research Interest

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nutrients and Cell, Signalling and Vitamin Receptors,Vitamins۬ as Ligands in Cell Communication