Vikas Bakshi, Assistant Research Technician

I earned my bachelor’s degree from CUNY-York College in Biotechnology. Prior to joining the Diabetes Research Program, I worked in the Alzheimer’s research program at the University of Texas and Sanders Browns Center on Aging.

In my current position as Assistant Research Technician, I manage the mouse colony. I also contribute to research projects probing the role of RAGE/DIAPH1 in neurodegenerative disorders.


  1. Lin AL, Jahrling J, Zhang W, Romero P, Bakshi V, Galvan V, Richardson A. Rapamycin Rescues Vascular, Metabolic and Learning Deficits in Apolipoprotein E4 Transgenic Mice with Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2015 Dec 31. pii: 0271678X15621575.
  2. Guo J, Bakshi V, Lin AL. Early shifts of brain metabolism by caloric restriction preserve white matter integrity and long-term memory in aging mice. Front Aging Neurosci. 2015 Nov 13; 7:213.
  3. Anderson K, Frazier H, Maimaiti S, Bakshi V, Majeed Z, Brewer L, Porter N, Lin A-L, Thibault, O. Impact of single or repeated dose intranasal zinc-free insulin in young and aged F344 on cognition, signaling, and brain metabolism. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Apr 10. pii: glw065.