Joint & Bone Initiative

Dr. Rithwik Ramachandran

Assistant Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology 

Research Areas

Animal Models, Arthritis, Molecular & Cell Biology, Wound Healing

Dr. Ramachandrans' research program will focus on studying the molecular pharmacology of G Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs; focusing mainly on the Proteinase Activated Receptor family) and Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channels. His lab uses various techniques to understand cell-signaling responses to GPCRs and TRP channel activation at the molecular level and in vivo. These studies have relevance to various human diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory diseases such as colitis and asthma.