Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti currently serves as Vice President for Research (VPR) and Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina (USC). In his role as VPR at USC, he oversees research enterprise of ~$280 million. He currently directs three federally-funded Research Centers. He has published ~300 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of inflammation. For his outstanding contributions to science, Dr. Nagarkatti was elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS), and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti is SmartState Endowed Chair of Center for Cancer Drug Discovery as well as Carolina Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the School of Medicine (SOM), University of South Carolina (UofSC). In 2005, Dr. Nagarkatti moved from the Medical College of Virginia where she was a Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology as well as directed the Immune Mechanisms Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Massey Cancer Center.