Prodip K. Bose

Dr. Prodip Bose - portrait

Associate Professor and Research Associate Professor

Department of Physiological Sciences
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Malcom Randal VA Medical Center, BRRC (151)
1601 SW Archer RD
Gainesville, FL 32608-1135
Office:  352-271-5000 x5996
Fax:  352-379-2332


  • MD – University of Dhaka
  • Fellowship – Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, and Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • PhD, University of Hong Kong
  • Post-doctoral Fellow –University of Florida

Honors and Awards

  • 2016-2018 “Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Contributor” to the mission of North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Affairs Health System, Malcom Randall VAMC
  • 2016 Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award –Bangladesh Medical Association of North America, Florida
  • 2015-present Member of the Editorial Board of Journal Neural Regeneration Research
  • 2014 C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award, College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Florida
  • 2013 Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • 2012 “Technology Innovator” Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida (US patent number: 9,421,141 (UF No.: 13760)
  • 2012-present Honorary Faculty Member, Phi Zeta Society, Upsilon Chapter
  • 2010 Outstanding Scientist Award by World Federation for Neurorehabilitation, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2009-present Review member, the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
  • 2007 Excellence in Teaching and Humanity Award – From Bahai’s Student Association, University of Florida and Gainesville.

Research Interests

The primary focus of Dr. Bose’s research has been understanding, through preclinical research, the molecular neurobiology of motor, cognitive, and sensory plasticity and how it translates into changes in neurological function in the course of neurorehabilitation. His research has included rodent models of neurotrauma (traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke), and neurodegenerative/autoimmune disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS). His research has sought to elucidate mechanisms of injury and its sequelae. It involves the development and testing of innovative, targeted, translational pharmacological therapies in conjunction with complementary therapies (e.g., programmed locomotor exercise, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrical stimulation on acupuncture points, and stem cell and gene therapy). It is aimed at promoting guided plasticity and neuro-regeneration and, ultimately, reducing disability. Dr. Bose has joint appointment between the University of Florida (Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Department of Neurology, College of Medicine) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the principal investigator on several ongoing translational research projects in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. He has actively participated in the training of many UF students, junior investigators, and clinicians.

Recent Publications

  • Hou J, Nelson R, Wilkie Z, Mustafa G, Tsuda S, Thompson F, and Bose P (2017). Mild and mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced significant progressive and enduring multiple comorbidities. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4851.
  • Mustafa G, Hou J, Tsuda S, Nelson R, Jahan M, Mohammad N, Watts J, Thompson FJ, and Bose P (2017). Mild closed head traumatic brain injury (cTBI)-induced changes in trigeminal nucleus of a rodent model: a possible pathophysiology for orofacial pain and headache. Neural Regeneration Res Jun;12(6):981-986. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.208594.
  • Tsuda S, Hou J, Nelson R, Wilkie Z, Mustafa G, Sinharoy A, Watts J, Thompson FJ, and Bose P. (2016). Prolonged hippocampal cell death following closed-head traumatic brain injury in rats. Neuroreport. 2016, PMID: 27213933.
  • Mustafa G, Hou J, Tsuda S, Nelson R, Sinharoy A, Wilkie Z, Pandey R, Caudle RM, Neubert JK, Thompson FJ, and Bose P (2016). Trigeminal neuroplasticity underlies allodynia in a preclinical model of mild closed head traumatic brain injury (cTBI). Neuropharmacology, 10;107:27-39. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2016.03.016. PMID: 26972829.
  • Thompson FJ, Hou J, Bose PK (2016). Closed-Head TBI Model of Multiple Morbidity. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1462:521-36. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3816-2_28. PMID: 27604736
  • Otzel DM, Conover, CF, Ye F, Phillips EG, Bassett B, Wnek RD, Flores M, Catter A, Ghosh P, Balaez A, Petusevsky J, Chen C, Gao Y, Zhang Y, Bose P, Borst S, Wronski TJ, Aguirre I, Yarrow, JF, 2018. Longitudinal Examination of Bone Loss in Male Rats after Moderate-Severe Contusion Spinal Cord Injury. Calcified Tissue International; 2018 Sep 14. doi: 10.1007/s00223-018-0471-8. PMID: 30218117.

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Updated 11 Dec 2018