Ramachandran Murali, PhD


Associate Professor
Research Division of Immunology
Infectious Disease
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Davis Building 5091
Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Biography

EDUCATION AND POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

•(1978) BSc, University of Madras, India (Physics)
•(1980) MSc, University of Madras, India (Physics)
•(1986) PhD, University of Madras, India (Biophysics)
•(1986-1988) Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York, NY
•(1988-1994) Postdoctoral Fellow, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia
•(1994-1996) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

•(1997-1999) Research Associate in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
•(1999-2006) Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
•(2007-2010) Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
•(2010-Present) Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
•(2010-Present) Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA
•(2011-Present) Director, Molecular Therapeutics Core Facility, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA

Research Interest

His research interests include: Molecular basis of cancer metastasis and identification of new therapeutic strategies to limit resistance, recurrence of cancer. Studies are focused on role of the tumor necrosis factor receptors and the epidermal growth factor receptors in breast, lung and pancreatic cancers. Employ structural biology for drug discovery and develop molecular probes for tumor imaging and drug delivery.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS, HONORS AND MEMBERSHIP IN HONORARY SOCIETIES

•(1987-1994) Member, American Physics Association
•(1996) NRSA Fellowship, NIH
•(1996-1999) Member, American Crystallographic Association
•(2014-Present ) Member, American Pancreatic Association
• (1999-Present) Member, International Union for Crystallography
•(2000-Present) Member, Cancer Center, U of Penn, Philadelphia
•(2008-Present) Member, Institute for Translational of Medicine and Therapeutics, U of Penn, PA
•(2010-Present) Member, Samuel-Oschin Cancer Institute, CSMC
•(2010) Associate Professor, The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, CSMC

Publications

AWARDS, HONORS AND MEMBERSHIP IN HONORARY SOCIETIES

•(1987-1994) Member, American Physics Association
•(1996) NRSA Fellowship, NIH
•(1996-1999) Member, American Crystallographic Association
•(2014-Present ) Member, American Pancreatic Association
• (1999-Present) Member, International Union for Crystallography
•(2000-Present) Member, Cancer Center, U of Penn, Philadelphia
•(2008-Present) Member, Institute for Translational of Medicine and Therapeutics, U of Penn, PA
•(2010-Present) Member, Samuel-Oschin Cancer Institute, CSMC
•(2010) Associate Professor, The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, CSMC