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Liver Center - Ratna B. Ray, PhD.

Ratna B. Ray, PhD.

Dr. Ray is working to understand the mechanism of hepatitis C virus persistence and disease progression in humans. Her laboratory is interested in studying the interaction between hepatitis C virus proteins and host factor(s) in disease progression.

Dr. Ray’s laboratory is also involved in understanding the regulation of cell growth. She has identified a novel gene (MBP-1) that exhibits transcriptional repressor activity, induction of apoptosis and regression of tumor growth. Her laboratory is currently evaluating MBP-1 as a gene therapeutic agent. She has also initiated research on dietary products as chemopreventive agents for cancer.


Ph. D.:
University of Calcutta, India
Post-Doctoral training:
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Current Address

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Edward A. Doisy Research Center, RM. 207
1100 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Contact Information

Telephone No (314) 977-7822
Fax: (314) 977-8499

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