Pradeep Kumar Rajan, PhD

Research Instructor
Department of Surgery


Dr. Rajan’s ongoing research focuses on the molecular mechanisms/signaling pathways that reinforce the development and progression of Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma and how such pathways/mechanisms could be targeted for advanced therapy. Specifically, he is investigating the molecular link between Na/K-ATPase signaling and signaling pathways involved in aberrant epigenetic modification and autophagy to explore the functional utility of novel therapeutic agents. His doctoral work has focused on targeted drug delivery in experimental atherosclerotic models using bioconjugated nanoparticles. He has expertise in research on flavonoid nanoparticle-incorporated electrospun scaffolds for wound healing and assessed their compatibility and functional aspects in biological systems. He has also worked on protein mutation and its relevance in cataract disease mechanisms. He has been working in the fields of nanotechnology, biomedical science and biochemistry for over a decade. His professional research training has covered multidisciplinary approaches using various cellular and molecular techniques and experimental models.

Education & Training

Graduate: University of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, India)
Doctorate: University of Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, India)
Fellowship: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, WV.)