Dr. Murali Ramanathan

Dr. MURALI RAMANATHAN is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He joined the Department in 1994. He received his B.Tech. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India in 1983. After a four year stint in the chemical industry, he obtained his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California-San Francisco and University of California-Berkeley Joint Program in Bioengineering in 1994.

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:

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