Dr. Deepak Kaushik PhD

Division of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s (NL) | Canada

Dr. Kaushik is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St. John’s, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the National Brain Research Centre, India, where he studied transcriptional regulation of microglia activation during neuroinflammation. During Dr. Kaushik’s postdoctoral work in the lab of Dr. Wee Yong at the University of Calgary, Canada, he investigated various aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology, of which his interests on understanding immunometabolic changes in macrophages stand out. His findings identified macrophages to rely heavily on glycolytic events to transmigrate into MS brains. His continued interests in the field of immunometabolism defines his current stream of work. Using transgenic mice and high-throughput scRNA-seq platforms, his lab is seeking to identify and investigate novel immunometabolic players in microglia and macrophages during early and progressive MS.