Dr. Kedar N. Prasad obtained a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Bihar, Ranchi, India, and a PhD in radiation biology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1963. He received postdoctoral training at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, and joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he became a professor and director for the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research.
Dr. Prasad has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored and edited 15 books in the areas of radiation biology, nutrition and cancer, and nutrition and neurological diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These articles were published in highly prestigious journals such as Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. Dr. Prasad has received many honors, including an invitation by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 1982; the 1999 Harold Harper Lecture at the meeting of the American College of Advancement in Medicine; and an award for the best review of 1998–1999 on antioxidants and cancer and 1999–2000 on antioxidants and Parkinson’s disease by the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Prasad is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and served as president of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer, 1992–2000. He belongs to several professional societies, such as the American Association for Cancer Research and the Radiation Research Society. Currently, he is chief scientific officer of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation.