Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, PhD

Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Gopalakrishnan, joined as a Clinical Assistant Professor in College of Nursing faculty at UWM in Fall 2013. Dr. Gopalakrishnan will be teaching pathophysiology for undergraduate and graduate students and will direct the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory. Prior to joining UWM, Dr. Gopalakrishnan was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Harder at the Cardiovascular Center, Medical College of Wisconsin where his research focused on identifying the role of autoregulation in cerebral blood flow.

For the doctoral research at UWM, Dr. Gopalakrishnan investigated the use of near-infrared photons in the treatment of retinal degeneration using animal models of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) under the guidance of Dr. Janis Eells.


MS Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ph D Health Sciences/Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Other Postdoctoral felllowship in Neurophysiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Awards & Honors

Chancellors Fellowship
UWM Graduate School

Fight for Sight Summer Fellowship
Fight for Sight (

Molly Yeffeth Krain and Irwin Amrani Memorial Award
David Amrani, PhD

Quantum Devices Scholarship
Quantum Devices Inc.

Victor A. Drill Award
Society of Toxicology,Midwest Regional Chapter

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2013) Photobiomodulation by 670nm light protects against oxidative stress in multiple organs in a rodent model of diabetes mellitus, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013; ARVO MEETING
  2. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2013) Photobiomodulation Preserves Mitochondrial Redox State and is Retinoprotective in a Rodent Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013
  3. Gebremedhin Debebe,  Sandeep Gopalakrishnan,  David Harder,  (2013) Endogenous events modulating myogenic regulation of cerebrovascular function, Bentham Science Publishers ; Current Vascular Pharmacology
  4. Kamal Muili,  Sandeep Gopalakrishnan,  Janis T Eells,  Jeri-Annette Lyons,  (2013) Photobiomodulation induced by 670nm light ameliorates MOG35-55 induced EAE in female C57BL/6 mice: A role for remediation of nitrosative stress, PLOS ONE, PLoS ONE 8(6): e67358. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067358
  5. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2013) Photobiomodulation reduces photoreceptor death and regulates cytoprotection in early states of P23H retinal dystrophy, Proc. SPIE 8569, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VIII, 85690F
  6. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2013) Optical imaging of oxidative stress in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in rodent model, Proc. SPIE 8591, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 85910S
  7. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2013) Evaluation of the Mitochondrial Redox State of the Retina in a Rodent Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa Using an Optical Imaging Technique (Selected as cover page), Journal of Biomedical Optics
  8. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2012) Amelioration of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in C57BL/6 Mice by Photobiomodulation Induced by 670 nm Light, PLOS ONE
  9. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2011) Photobiomodulation Attenuates Retinal Degeneration in a Rodent Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52:
  10. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2011) Osteogenesis of a bioactive ceramic - calcium phospho silicate composite system in goat femur defect, Wiley-Blackwell ;International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
  11. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2010) The Therapeutic Potential of Near Infrared Light Therapy for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, American Society of photobiology
  12. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2010) 670 nm Photobiomodulation Attenuates Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., Apr 2009; 50: 680.
  13. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2010) Near-Infrared LED Photobiomodulation Attenuates Hypoglycemia-Induced Cardiotoxicity in a Rodent Model of Diabetes Mellitus, The FASEB Journal
  14. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2009) Photobiomodulation reduces cellular oxidative stress in an animal model of diabetes, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., MITOCHONDRION 9, 1; 75
  15. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2008) 670 nm LED Treatment Affects Hyperglycemia-Induced Oxidative Stress in Skeletal Muscle in Diabetic Rats, The FASEB Journal
  16. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2008) Effect of photobiomodulation on glutathione redox status of gastrocnemius muscle in an animal model of diabetes, The FASEB Journal
  17. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2008) Hyperglycemia induced oxidative stress is attenuated in cardiac tissue by 670nm photobiomodulation in an experimental model of diabetes, The FASEB Journal
  18. Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, (2008) Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Animal Model Recapitulates Many Features of Frailty in Older Adults with Diabetes, The FASEB Journal