Prashen Chelikani


  • Accepting Students: No
  • Research Category: Taste and chemosensory biology


Current Positions

Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Director, Manitoba Chemosensory Biology (MCSB) Research Group
Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


PDF, Department of Biology, MIT, USA
PhD, Department of Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada
MSc, BSc (Biochemistry), Andhra University, India

Research Focus

Work in our laboratory is on understanding the biology of cell surface proteins referred to as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Specifically, those GPCRs involved in taste sensation and how they influence oral and systemic health.

Research Interests

- Taste receptors
- Oral microbiome
- Diagnostic assays