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Department of Clinical and Experimental Immunology


Name - Dr. Vandana D. Pradhan

Degree - Ph.D

Designation - Scientist B

Email - pradhanv69@rediffmail.com

Degree University Subject Year
Ph.D Mumbai University Human Genetics 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 University Applied Biology
M.Sc. Mumbai University 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.
  • 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 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. ug 2014, dOI 10.1007/s0096-014-3114-z.
  • 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