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Austin Peay State University College of Graduate Studies dean to move to faculty position

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Raj Dakshinamurthy has stepped down as associate provost for research and dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Graduate Studies, and on September 1st, he will assume a full-time role as a faculty member in the APSU Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Raj Dakshinamurthy

Dr. Raj Dakshinamurthy

Prior to coming to Austin Peay, Dakshinamurthy served as an associate professor and assistant chair of the Western Kentucky University Department of Chemistry.

As a researcher, he has more than 30 publications related to the field of biomedical sciences, and he has secured a patent for a method of synthesis of hold nanoparticles capped with drugs. He also has been awarded nearly $1 million in grants as a principal or co-principal investigator.

Dr. Chad Brooks, APSU professor of biology, will assume the duties of associate provost for research and dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Brooks will serve on an interim basis until the University conducts a search for this position.


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