Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, USA
Dr. Anuradha Ratna is currently working in the Department of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her current research focuses on investigating the effect of chronic alcohol exposure on development of liver inflammation progressing to different clinical stages of liver disease. Specifically, she is investigating the role of various immune cells, their receptors, downstream signaling and their inhibitors as unique therapeutic targets during alcohol-mediated liver injury using novel mouse models. While working at Meharry Medical College, Nashville,TN, she was involved in evaluating anti-carcinogenic effects of endothelins and soy peptides in breast cancer. she received my Ph.D. from Department of Immunopathology at PGIMER (India) in December 2014. Ph.D. research work focused on evaluating the immunomodulatory potential recombinant antigens of L. donovani in specific activation of macrophages. she showed that one of the antigen when used as an adjunct to the currently used drugs helped early parasite clearance at suboptimal doses of highly toxic chemotherapeutic drugs using experimental animal model.