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Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD

Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD

Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston

Following his medical training in Pathology and Rheumatology at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, Dr. Mohan undertook his doctoral thesis work focusing on the cellular immunology of lupus at Tufts University, Boston. His post-doctoral training focused on the genetic analysis of murine lupus. As an independent investigator, his laboratory’s research efforts have concentrated on elucidating the cellular, molecular, and genetic players leading to murine lupus nephritis, with corresponding translational studies in human lupus nephritis. His more recent work has focused on translating findings from basic biology towards the early diagnosis of end-organ involvement in autoimmune diseases. Dr. Mohan’s ongoing studies are aimed at tapping leads from proteomic platforms to mine new biomarkers and targets in chronic rheumatic diseases and selected cancers, and to apply the latest bioengineering technologies to advance the management of these ailments.

In his recent tenure as an endowed Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Mohan held the MGee Chair in Arthritis Research and the Walter and Helen Bader Professorship in Autoimmunity. He currently holds the Cullen Distinguished Professorship at the University of Houston, in Houston, TX. Dr. Mohan is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Henry Kunkel Society. He has published ~250 articles, largely in the area of autoimmunity and biomarkers.