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About Aishwarya Prakash

Dr. Aishwarya Prakash joined Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences after completing her post-doctoral research at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prakash’s work focuses on DNA repair mechanisms in the mitochondria. She earned her Ph.D. in cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010. She also received specialized training in crystallography at Brookhaven National Labs in Long Island, N.Y.

Research Interests

  • DNA repair mechanisms in the mitochondria
  • Mitochondrial disease and cancer
  • Oxidative DNA damage and repair
  • Enzyme binding and kinetics
  • Structural biology including macromolecular X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering


  • Postdoctoral: Cancer Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center | Omaha, NE
  • A.A.S., Biotechnology, Collin County Community College District | Plano, Texas

Research Location

USA Health has a comprehensive biomedical research program that spans a wide range of clinical, basic and translational research.​ At the Mitchell Cancer Institute, our physicians and scientific investigators are searching for breakthrough discoveries to improve the lives of cancer patients.

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