Dr. Samba Reddy, a NRI Scientist working in Texas, has been awarded the 2015 Texas A&M Medicine Research Excellence Award, the TAMU's most distinguished and competitive research award consisting of a plaque and $4100 cash prize given to a Faculty Member with exceptional research career.
Dr. Samba Reddy joined Texas A&M University in 2008 and is currently a full Professor and Principal Investigator at the College of Medicine. His research is in the field of epilepsy and brain disorders.
Dr. Samba Reddy has made seminal contributions to neuro-pharmacology and has already been acknowledged globally as one of the dominant pharmacologists. His current annual federal funding exceeds $1 million. He has published over 40 papers in last 5 years and has been extensively sought as an invited speaker and grant reviewer. Dr. Reddy also has an incredible list of awards and honor. Recently, he was appointed as a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. He was also the recipient of the 2012 Research Award of Excellence in Drug Discovery, North American Telugu Association’s (NATA) highest honour for scientists in the US.
Dr. Reddy originally hails from Cherlapally village, in the Warangal District in Andhra Pradesh. Despite being from a humble rural background, he has excelled in education and research fields. In the early 2000, he moved to the US for advanced research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a premier institute in the world for biomedical research. While working at NIH in Washington DC, he is credited making several original scientific discoveries in the field of epilepsy (‘fits disease’). He also helped developing “ganaxolone”, a new drug for epilepsy.