Ramani Ramchandran, PhD

Investigator, Children's Research Institute
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Developmental Vascular Biology program and Zebrafish Drug Screening Core, The Medical College of Wisconsin
Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair for Research Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office locations

8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2387
(414) 955-6325


  • Pediatrics
Research interests
  • Cell and developmental biology

Study interests

  • Angioblast development in vertebrates
  • Role of axon guidance genes in vascular development
  • Translational disease models in fish


  • Doctorate, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 1997
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1997-2002

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Education and awards

  • Batliboi Scholarship Award (bachelor's degree), 1990
  • Batliboi Scholarship Award (master's degree), 1991
  • Tata Memorial Scholarship Award, 1992; Graduate Research Assistantship Award, 1992
  • Third place, Sigma XI, 1997; Listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges," 1997
  • Special Recognition Award from Student Government Association, 1997; Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, 2001
  • National Cancer Institute Scholar Award, 2002; Nominated for Outstanding Mentor Award, NCI, National Institutes of Health, 2004
  • Listed in Madison, Wis., "Who's Who of Business Leaders and Professionals," 2006; Cash Performance Award, NIH, 2006
  • Two Year Complimentary Membership to American Association of Anatomist (successful nomination of a Bensley Award Recipient), 2007
  • The Donald & Judith Alstadt Charitable Research Foundation Award, 2010

Research and publications

  • 1R01HL090712-01A2 (Ramchandran, R.) 2009-2013 "Roundabout4 signaling in endothelial cells" Role: PI
  • 1R01HL102745-01 (Ramchandran, R.) 2011-2015 "Snrk-1 and Dusp-5 co-ordinately regulate vascular development in vertebrates" Role: PI
  • 1R01HL112639-01 (Ramchandran, R.) 2011-2016 "Targeting DUSP-5 to Treat Vascular Anomalies" Role: PI
  • 1R01HL108938-01 (Miao, R. and Ramchandran, R.) 2011-2016 "Role of NgBR" Role: Co-I
  • HL007792 (Harder, D.) 2009-2014 NIH T32 Training Program "Hypertension and Vascular Biology Training Grant" Role: Mentor
  • 1R01HL111582-01 (Wodnicka, M. and Ramchandran, R.) 2012-2017 "Rap1 in VEGF signaling in endothelial cells" Role: Co-I
  • 2R44HL097465-02 (Ferrante, A. and Ramchandran, R.) 2012-2014 "Fully automated angiogenesis drug discovery assay in zebrafish – Phase II" Role: Co-I
  • NA (Ramchandran, R. and Duffy, K.) 2012-2013 "Molecular crosstalk and matrix metalloproteinases in generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA) and gorham-stout syndrome (GSS) patients" Role: PI