Mohandas Narla, DSc
Vice President, Research
Head, Laboratory of Red Cell Physiology
Dr. Narla's scientific interests have long focused on red cell physiology and pathology. In particular, his efforts have contributed to improved understanding of the molecular and structural basis for red cell membrane disorders, developing detailed mechanistic insights into pathophysiology of thalassemia’s and sickle cell anemia, characterizing structural and functional changes induced in red cells by the malarial parasite, plasmodium falciparum and more recently molecular understanding of erythropoiesis with particular emphasis on disordered erythropoiesis in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and Myelodysplasia. He has authored 340 peer-reviewed publications and 100 review articles and book chapters.
- NIH R37DK026263-39 PI: Narla 07/01/1980 - 04/30/2018 "Red Cell Deformability In Vitro and Survival In Vivo"
- Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust PI: Narla 09/2016 -08/2017 "Developing new therapeutic strategies for management of anemia in bone marrow failure syndromes"
Education and Training
Washington University in St. Louis
Institute of Cellular Pathology in Paris