Prodip K. Bose

photograph of Dr. Prodip Bose

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

  • Best research poster Award at the University of Florida College of Medicine Celebration of Research Day 2002
  • Best clinical research poster award at the University of Florida College of Medicine Research Day, 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching and Humanity Award – From Bahai’s Student Association, 2007
  • “Outstanding Scientist” Award by World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation, Vienna, Austria, 2010

Research Interests

The primary focus of Dr. Bose’s research has been on understanding of motor neuroplasticity following neurorehabilitation using preclinical (rodent) models of neurotrauma (spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries), and neurodegenerative/neuro-autoimmune (e.g. MS) diseases. Major focus has been given on research to understanding of motor neuroplasticity and regeneration following innovative translational therapies (locomotor exercise, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and pharmacological therapies) on motor deficits (spasticity and gait), behavior abnormalities (pain, anxiety-like behaviors, and social behaviors), and their molecular mechanisms to find a novel targets for appropriate therapy. He is also interested in sensory and cognitive plasticity following neurotrauma and neurodegenerative/neuro-autoimmune diseases. Dr. Bose laboratory along with Dr. Thompson have developed and/or adapted several sensitive quantitative tools to understand fundamental physiological inhibitory processes that control sensory input to hindlimb muscle stretch reflexes. These processes usually alter following contusion injuries and neurodegerative diseases. Dr. Bose and Dr. Thompson, are the pioneer in developing a quantitative physiological assessment of spasticity protocol for rodents. Moreover, he is the pioneer in developing rodent exercise apparatus (rodent bicycle) which has been in use in several laboratories in the United States. 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. His research program is supported by federal and nonfederal funding agencies.

Recent Publications

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