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Parminder J.S. Vig, PhD

vig,-parminder.jpgProfessor of Neurology and Biochemistry
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
Phone: (601) 984-5513
Fax: (601) 984-6626
Email: pvig@umc.edu


  • Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Punjab University and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Areas of interest

  • Neurodegenerative disorders

Research interests

  • Assessing the role of calcium signaling and trophic molecules in the pathogenesis of dominant cerebellar ataxias and other neurodegenerative diseases using cell culture systems and genetically modified animal models.
  • Drug or therapeutic peptide delivery to the brain using innovative delivery systems.
  • Understanding the mechanisms of West Nile virus induced neuropathy in cell culture models.