Sastry Foundation Advance Imaging Laboratory


Sastry1The Sastry Foundation Advanced Imaging Laboratory is an MR Image Analysis Laboratory focusing on tissue injury and repair mechanism in the central nervous system. Several disorders have been studied since this program was instituted. These include multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis, alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, CADASIL and traumatic brain injury, among others.

About The Sastry Foundation

Sindgi Dattu Sastry, Ph.D. and Pushpa Sastry have donated 1 Million dollars to create the Sastry Foundation Clinical Neuroscience Endowed Research Fund to support research in the WSU Department of Neurology. Their support of the Sastry Foundation Endowed Chair in Neurology directs new laboratory and clinical research to better understand Parkinson's disease causation and better therapeutics.

The Sastry's, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan are the owners of Jogue Inc., one of the nation's largest developers and producers of flavors and fragrances for food and other products. Dr. Sastry, trained as a chemist, now serves as vice president of the company that he and his wife founded in 1984. Jogue Inc., which distributes its products around the world, has 3 facilities in Michigan: Plymouth, Northville, Detroit, as well as facilities in California and Florida. The Sastry's have two sons: Ashok Sastry MDa graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Anil Sastry, a graduate of Wayne State University Law School, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Jogue Inc.

Dr. Sastry was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease almost 20 years ago. The Sastry Foundation gift to fund research represents the goals of the family to give back to the community. The special place that Wayne State University Department of Neurology holds for his family is reflected in Dr. Sastry's comment that "Neurology has been a black box for a long time."We We hope, with this fund, to promote more research at Wayne State University to help develop new medicines and therapies." Mrs. Sastry added "We also hope this gift encourages others to contribute to research…People need to contribute to the society they live in to help the common good."