Bio


Neel is a postdoc fellow in the Pratx lab at Stanford University. He is currently working on the role of radiotherapy in cancer cell death and the various mechanism involved in radio-induced cell death. Neel comes from a very small town in Odisha, India (Athgarh) and had schooling in his hometown. He had a keen interest in animal biology and started his B.S in Zoology at Gopabandhu Science College, Athgarh. Later he did his M.S in Zoology from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India. He carried out his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in the lab of Prof. Partha Roy. His main study was on the anti-cancer activity of various natural-based products and their mechanism of action. Neel is a trained cell and molecular biologist. His research interest includes- Cancer cell death mechanisms and developing therapeutics for cancer stem cells and metastasis.

Honors & Awards


  • Best Poster Award, NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH COMPETITION -2018 (2018)
  • University Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in university in M.S (Zoology) examination, Sambalpur University, India (2014)
  • University topper in Utkal University in B.S (Zoology) examination., Utkal University, India (2007)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECNOLOGY ROORKEE, CANCER BIOLOGY (2022)
  • M.S, SAMBALPUR UNIVERSITY, INDIA, ZOOLOGY (2014)
  • B.S, UTKAL UNIVERSITY,INDIA, ZOOLOGY (2007)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Real-time optical oximetry during FLASH radiotherapy using a phosphorescent nanoprobe. Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Ha, B., Liang, K., Liu, C., Melemenidis, S., Manjappa, R., Viswanathan, V., Das, N., Ashraf, R., Lau, B., Soto, L., Graves, E. E., Rao, J., Loo, B. W., Pratx, G. 2022

    Abstract

    The rapid depletion of oxygen during irradiation at ultra-high dose rate calls for tissue oximeters capable of high temporal resolution. This study demonstrates a water-soluble phosphorescent nanoprobe and fiber-coupled instrument, which together are used to measure the kinetics of oxygen depletion at 200 Hz during irradiation of in vitro solutions.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.radonc.2022.08.011

    View details for PubMedID 35964762