Dr. Nathaniel received his PhD in Neuroscience from the International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Ruhr University of Bochum Germany. He did his postdoctoral training at Bowling Green State University Ohio. Thereafter, Dr. Nathaniel took a faculty position at Marywood University Scranton, and Clinical Faculty Position at The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton. His research focus is on a combination of Molecular, Cellular and System Neuroscience using interdisciplinary approaches to work on applied and translational aspects of human diseases, such as stroke and drug addiction. He is currently an Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board of several selected scientific journals. Dr. Nathaniel received awards, which include DAAD scholar award and Volkswagen research award among others. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals, and co-authored book chapters.