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Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology

Name - Dr. Vandana D. Pradhan

Degree - Ph.D

Designation - Scientist B

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Degree University Subject Year
Ph.D Mumbai Applied Biology 2004
  • J. C. Patel and H. M. Bhatia Mumbai Hematology Group 2013 Best Poster 36th Annual Conference 2013
  • J. C. Patel and B. C. Mehta Association of Physicians of 2012 Best Paper Award India, (API)
  • International Union of Indian Immunology Society 2006 Immunology Societies 8th FIMSA/IIS Advanced (IUIS/FIMSA)Travel Award Immunology Course
  • Dr. S. S. Misra Memorial National Academy of Medical 2005 Award for year 2004-2005 Sciences (India)
  • Best Poster Award Indian Society of Immunology 2003 (30th Annual Conference)
  • J. C. Patel and B. C. Mehta Association of Physicians of 2002 Best Paper Award India, (API)
  • Best Poster Award ISHTRAMCON 2002 2002 (43rd Annual Conference)
  • L. H. Hiranandani and Bombay Hematology Group 2000 A. J. Desai Award for the (24th Annual Conference) Best Poster
  • Dr L. H. Hiranandani and Bombay Hematology Group 1999 A. J. Desai Award for the (23rd Annual Conference) Best Poster
  • Certificate of Merit for C. H. M. College, 1988 being selected first in the Ulhasnagar, Science exhibition Mumbai University
  • National Merit Scholarship Educational and Employment 1984 Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra
Research Teacher University Subject
Ph.D Mumbai Applied Biology
M.Sc. Mumbai Applied Biology
  • Pradhan V, Kemp EH, Nadkar M, Rajadhyaksha A, Lokhandwala K, Patwardhan M ,Weetman AP, Ghosh K. Association between the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene insertion/deletionpolymorphism and systemic lupus erythematosus: a report from western India. Scan J Rheum (Accepted, February 2015)
  • Pradhan V, Rajadhyaksha A, Nadkar M, Pandit P, Surve P, Lecerf M, Bayry J, Kaveri S, Ghosh K. Clinical and autoimmune profile of scleroderma patients from Western India. Int J Rheumatol. 2014;2014:983781
  • Umare V, Pradhan V, Nadkar M, Rajadhyaksha A, Patwardhan M, Ghosh KK, Nadkarni AH. Effect of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-1β) on clinical manifestations in Indian SLE patients. Mediators Inflamm. 2014;2014:385297.
  • Pradhan V, Patwardhan M, Rajadhyaksha A, Dhawale N, Ghosh K. Neuropsychiatric manifestations and associated autoantibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients from Western India. Rheumatol Int Accepted Aug 2014, dOI 10.1007/s0096-014-3114-z.
  • Kalathil SG, Lugade AA, Pradhan V, Miller A, Parameswaran GI, Sethi S, Thanavala Y. T regulatory cells and PD-1+ T cells contribute to effector T cell dysfunction in COPD patients American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 May 13. [Epub ahead of print] Maiti AK, Kim- Howard X, Motghare P, Pradhan V, Chua KH, Sun C, Arango-Gurerrero MT, Ghosh K, Niewold TB, Harley JB, Anaya JM, Looger LL, Nath SK. Combined protein-and nucleic acid-level effects of rsl 1143679 (R77H), a Lupus-predisposing variant within ITGAM. Hum Mol Genet.2014 Mar 7.
  • Prasannavar DJ, Yeola A, Pradhan V, Patwardhan M, Rajadhyaksha A, K Ghosh. Distribution of HLA-DRβ1*alleles among well characterized Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology International, DOI 10.1007/S00296-013-2758-4.
  • Lugade AA, Bharali DJ, Pradhan V, Elkin G, Mousa SA, Thanavala Y.Single low dose un-adjuvanted HBsAg nanoparticle vaccine elicits robust, durable immunity. Nanomedicine 2013; 9 (7), 923-934
  • Patwardhan M, Pradhan V, Taylor LH, Thakkar V, Kharkar V, Khopkar U, Ghosh K, Gawkrodger DJ, Teare MD, Weetman AP, Kemp EH. The angiotensin-converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion polymorphism in Indian patients with vitiligo: a case–control study and meta-analysis. Br J Dermatol 2013; 168(6): 1195-1204.
  • Pradhan V, Mahant G, Rajadhyaksha A, Surve P, Patwardhan M, Nadkarni A, Dighe S, Ghosh K. A study on anti-Mannose Binding Lectin (anti-MBL) antibodies and serum MBL levels in Indian Systemic Lupus Erythematosus patients. Rheum Int 2012; DOI 10.1007/SO 0296-012-2588-9.
  • Pradhan V. Ghosh K. Immunological disturbances associated with malarial infection. J Parasit Dis 2013;37 (1): 11-15.
  • Understanding pathogenesis of various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, Immunobiology and Immunogenetics of autoimmune and infectious diseases