Dr. Prakash Kulkarni
VISITING ASSOCIATE IN BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
B.S., Karnatak University, 1976; Ph.D., Mangalore University, 1983. Caltech 2022-25.
Dr. Prakash Kulkarni is a Research Professor and Director of Translational Research, Department of Medical Oncology, and holds a secondary appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Systems Biology at the City of Hope National Medical Centre in Duarte, California. After receiving his PhD in biochemistry from India, he completed his postdoctoral training in biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science and subsequently, in cell biology at New York University School of Medicine. He began his independent academic career as an Assistant Professor of urology and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he was named the Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Scholar of the Patrick C Walsh Prostate Research Fund. He then moved as an Research Associate Professor to the W. M. Keck Laboratory for Structural Biology, University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kulkarni held Staff Scientist positions in the Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, and Division of Biology & Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and in the Department of Genetics at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Biomolecules. His research interests are interdisciplinary and are focused on understanding how conformational dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins contributes to phenotypic switching, especially in evolution of multicellularity, cancer, and in non-genetic heterogeneity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, UK.