The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Rukhsana Sultana

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2721
Office: GR_4.524
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Rukhsana Sultana teaches courses in Neuroscience to undergraduate students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Prior to joining UT Dallas she taught at University of Kentucky, Dallas Community College, and Tarrant Community College. She has experience teaching Neurobiology, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, and General biology.

In addition to teaching experience, she has gained enormous experience in research working in the area of Neurodegeneration, NeuroNanotoxicology, Immunosenescence, and Chemobrain that led to the publication of more than 100 peer reviewed papers in well reputed journals in the area of Neuroscience. Her research experience helped her to implement a pedagogical approach in her teaching style. Dr. Sultana served as an editorial board member for Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and reviewed several grants for the Alzheimer’s Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India), and her master’s and doctoral degrees from University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India).

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Pohlkamp T, Xiao L, Sultana R, Bepari A, Bock HH, Henkemeyer M, Herz J. Ephrin Bs and canonical Reelin signalling. Nature. 2016 Nov 24;539(7630).

Sultana R, Baglioni M, Cecchetti R, Cai J, Klein JB, Bastiani P, Ruggiero C, Mecocci P, Butterfield DA. Lymphocyte mitochondria: toward identification of peripheral biomarkers in the progression of Alzheimer disease. Free Radic Biol Med. 2013 Dec;65:595-606.

Haskew-Layton RE, Payappilly JB, Smirnova NA, Ma TC, Chan KK, Murphy TH, Guo H, Langley B, Sultana R, Butterfield DA, Santagata S, Alldred MJ, Gazaryan IG, Bell GW, Ginsberg SD, Ratan RR. Controlled enzymatic production of astrocytic hydrogen peroxide protects neurons from oxidative stress via an Nrf2-independent pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 5;107(40):17385-90.

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