Dr. Rengasamy Balakrishnan | Neurobiology | Best Researcher Award

Konkuk University, South Korea

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Rengasamy Balakrishnan embarked on his academic journey with a strong focus on biotechnology and neuroscience. He obtained his Master of Science in Biotechnology from Annamalai University, India, where he delved into the neuroprotective role of lutein in experimental Parkinson's disease models. His academic prowess led him to pursue a Master of Philosophy and eventually a Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology from Periyar University, India, where he investigated the neuroprotective effects of isolongifolene against Parkinson's disease.

Professional Endeavors

With a solid foundation in neuroscience research, He transitioned into a post-doctoral role at Konkuk University, Republic of Korea, focusing on deciphering the underlying causes of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Recognized for his excellence, he was awarded the BK-21 award for the year 2021-2022 as a post-doctoral researcher at Konkuk University. He also engaged in research mentoring and teaching, contributing to the academic development of future scientists.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research primarily centers on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. He has made significant contributions to the field through his investigations into neuroprotective compounds and their efficacy in in vitro and in vivo models. His research focus spans basic and molecular aspects of these diseases, shedding light on potential therapeutic interventions.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and research career, Dr. Balakrishnan has received numerous accolades and recognition for his outstanding contributions. He has presented papers at various national and international seminars, conferences, and webinars, earning awards for 'Best/Outstanding Oral Paper Presentation.' Additionally, he has been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Tamil Nadu Research Fellowship Award and the Indian InSc Institute of Scholars Award, recognizing his excellence in research.

Impact and Influence

His research has had a significant impact on the field of neuroscience, particularly in advancing our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. His publications in reputable scientific journals and his role as an editorial board member further attest to his influence in the scientific community. Through his mentorship and teaching endeavors, he continues to inspire and shape the next generation of neuroscientists.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As an Academic Research-Teaching Professor at Konkuk University, His legacy lies in his dedication to unraveling the complexities of neurodegenerative diseases and identifying potential therapeutic strategies. Moving forward, he aims to further expand his research portfolio, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and contribute towards the development of novel treatments for neurological disorders. With his passion for research and commitment to scientific excellence, Dr. Balakrishnan is poised to leave a lasting impact on the field of neuroscience.


A total of  506 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            506
  • h-index              10
  • i10-index           10

Notable Publications 

Assessment of antioxidant and digestive enzyme inhibition by phyco-molecules isolated from marine brown alga Sargassum wightii

The Neuropharmacological Evaluation of Seaweed: A Potential Therapeutic Source

Standardized extract of Glehnia Littoralis abrogates memory impairment and neuroinflammation by regulation of CREB/BDNF and NF-κB/MAPK signaling in scopolamine-induced amnesic …

Medicinal Profile, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Activities of Murraya koenigii and Its Primary Bioactive Compounds

The ageing brain: molecular and cellular basis of neurodegeneration

Design and molecular dynamic investigations of 7, 8-dihydroxyflavone derivatives as potential neuroprotective agents against alpha-synuclein

Natural phytochemicals as novel therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat Parkinson’s disease: current knowledge and future perspectives

Isolongifolene attenuates rotenone-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and apoptosis

Isolongifolene mitigates rotenone-induced dopamine depletion and motor deficits through anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic effects in a rat model of Parkinson's disease

Myricetin attenuates neurodegeneration and cognitive impairment in Parkinsonism

Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Potential of α-and β-Asarone in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders

Dendropanax morbiferus and other species from the genus dendropanax: Therapeutic potential of its traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology

Protective effect of Zizyphus spinachristi on MPP+-induced oxidative stress

Therapeutic Potential of Lindera obtusiloba: Focus on Antioxidative and Pharmacological Properties


Rengasamy Balakrishnan | Neurobiology | Best Researcher Award

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