His research focus is the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory-demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that affects over 1 million patients worldwide. MS is a complex, variable disease that causes physical and cognitive disability: nearly 50% of patients diagnosed with MS are unable to walk after 15 years. The etiology and pathogenesis of MS remains poorly understood. He is actively involved in clinical and translational multiple sclerosis research and works closely with the Baird Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Jacobs Neurological Institute. Ongoing research includes work on the following patient-centered MS projects:
We have a novel approach for identifying druggable targets and assessing their potential efficacy and side effect profiles. The invention will be of use and interest to those involved in drug discovery and target validation. Contact the University at Buffalo, Office for Technology Transfer (STOR) .
Dr. Ramanathan has published the class notes from his Pharmacy Calculations course at the University at Buffalo as a Workbook. The Workbook has hundreds of prescription based problems and will be very useful as a teaching tool in teaching Pharmacy Calculations. The workbook is available for download at http://www.pharmacycalculations.org/ . Educators can request a complimentary desk copy by emailing Dr. Ramanathan (muralI@buffalo.edu).
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