IITB’s Distinguished Alumnus, Mr. Sharad Sanghi (B. Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1989) generously donated to the Institute to set up the ‘Sunita Sanghi Centre of Aging & Neurodegenerative Diseases’ (SCAN).
SCAN will focus on creating novel tools and biomarkers for the early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of neurodegenerative disorders. The Centre will pursue research on the onset of molecular, cellular, and biochemical mechanisms and the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. It will also develop novel tools and biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
Speaking during the inauguration of SCAN which was held at IITB campus on January 9, 2023, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, said, “Neurodegenerative diseases are likely to rise with the ageing Indian population. Therefore, early detection and decelerating the onset of such disorders is pivotal for effective therapy. This Centre will assist us in meeting this challenge. IIT Bombay is grateful for Sharad’s generous contribution which will play an instrumental role in our endeavour.”