Anumantha Kanthasamy, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Eugene and Linda Lloyd Chair
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Anumantha Kanthasamy is the founding Director of the ICAN and his research program centers on effects of environmental neurotoxic chemicals on the nervous system, with major emphasis on Parkinson’s Disease and other related neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Kanthasamy is leading a strong NIH-funded research program in the College of Veterinary Medicine that focuses on characterization of cellular/molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenisis of Parkinson’s and prion diseases and development of mechanism-based translational strategies. Dr. Kanthasamy is the Chair of the Interdepartmental Toxicology Graduate Program at Iowa State, which has about 25 graduate students. Dr. Kanthasamy serves on many prestigious review panels including NIH Study Section and has been frequently invited to present his work at many national and international meetings.

Supervisory Committee

Richard Martin
Donald Sakaguchi
Ravindra Singh


Office of the Vice President of Research and Economic Development
Sarah Nusser

The College of Veterinary Medicine
Richard Martin (BMS)
Terry Engelken (VDPAM)
Heather Greenlee (BMS)
Eric Rowe (BMS)
Walter Hsu (BMS)
Qijing Zhang
Ravindra Singh (BMS)
Bryan Bellaire(VMPM) 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Marit Nilsen-Hamilton (BBMB)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Don Sakaguchi (GDCB)
George Kraus (CHEM)

College of Human Sciences
Manju Reddy (FSHN)

College of Engineering
Balaji Narasimhan (Chem Bio Eng)

National Animal Disease Center (NADC)
Marcus Kehrli
Justin Greenlee