Ramani Ramchandran, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2007
  • 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




  • 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


  • 1R01 HL123338-01 (Ramchandran, R.) 2015-2019 “Delta like-4 long non-coding RNA function in angiogenesis and vascular anomalies” Role: PI
  • 1R01HL120585 (Mukherjee, P.) “Cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) and angiogenesis” Role: Co-I
  • 1R01HL128374-01 (Sampath, V.) “Inflammatory angiogenesis in the developing lung” Role: Co-I
  • 1R01HL136423-01A1 (Ren, B.) “Epigenetic and Transcriptional Regulation of Angiogenic Regulator CD36 and Formation of Small Arteries from Capillaries” Role: Co-I