565 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
473 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1252

Savita Khanna, PhD, is an assistant professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include the study of brain injury, neurodegeneration, nutrition and therapeutics. Her laboratory performs in vitro and in vivo studies related to mechanisms of neurodegeneration and interventional rescue. Dr. Khanna has over 95 peer-reviewed publications with an H-index of 43. She serves as the managing editor for the international peer-reviewed journal Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, which has an impact factor of 7.2, the highest ranking in the field. She has presented lectures at meetings and conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Khanna’s research is funded by the National Institute Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS), the American Heart Association (AHA), industry and the NIH-funded OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) to investigate brain injury, repair and the role of glutamate metabolism in stroke. In 2008, together with three other colleagues, Dr. Khanna co-founded a University Technology Commercialization Company called NutrimiR LLC.

Research Interests

  • Tissue injury and repair
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Stroke

Appointment: 2009


  • MS: Meerut University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1986
  • MPh: Meerut University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1988
  • PhD: University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 2000

Specialty Training

Research fellowship in molecular and cell biology, University of California, Berkeley