Anantha Shekhar

Scientific Advisory Board Member at Karuna Therapeutics

Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., is a nationally recognized researcher who has conducted both basic and clinical research on a number of neuropsychiatric disorders such as panic, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. His work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and various Foundations. Dr. Shekhar leads the IU School of Medicine’s research enterprise and holds several leadership posts at IU and IU Health. Dr. Shekhar is the founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI), a statewide institute within Indiana University School of Medicine, supported by a CTSA grant from the US National Institutes of Health and established in 2008 as a joint partnership of Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and numerous life sciences businesses and community organizations. The Institute’s mission is to assist in the rapid translation of new discoveries into novel treatments. In addition to his roles with the Indiana CTSI and IU School of Medicine, Dr. Shekhar is the Associate Vice President for University Affairs, Indiana University; Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for Clinical Research, IU Health.


  • Scientific Advisory Board Member

    Current role

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