Office Location: 338 Scott Bioengineering
Research website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~ashokp/
Dr. Prasad did his Ph.D. in theoretical soft condensed matter physics from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. in 2006. During his PhD he became interested in the interface between biology and the physical and engineering sciences. For his postdoctoral work he moved to a computational immunology laboratory in the department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. At MIT Dr Prasad worked on building computational models for understanding T cell behavior and development. Prior to his PhD in physics, Dr Prasad was a lecturer in economics in a college of the University of Delhi, India. He joined the faculty of Colorado State University in January 2009.
At Colorado State University, Dr Prasad’s research centers on developing quantitative and predictive models for molecular and cellular biology by using tools and methods from the engineering and physical sciences, in particular chemical kinetics and statistical mechanics. Most of the applied biological projects mentioned below are being conducted in close collaboration with experimentalists.