Raj Ratan '77 Visits Webb

Raj Ratan '77 and his children visited the Webb campus today. Ratan is the Burke Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Medical College, where he also serves as Associate Dean. Since 2003, he has served as the Executive Director of Burke Medical Research Institute and as a member of the Council of Affiliated Deans of Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Ratan's scientific efforts have been primarily focused on understanding how neurons respond to physiological stresses, particularly oxidative stress, adaptively and maladaptively at a transcriptional level, and how the balance of these activities leads to neuronal death and impairment, or cell survival and recovery or resistance. During his career, he has published over 135 articles and has edited and contributed chapters to several books. He has received research grants from National Institutes of Health, The New York Department of Health, Dana Foundation and The Thomas Hartman Foundation among other international foundations. Ratan's studies have identified novel transcriptional and epigenetic strategies for limiting neuronal cell death which have identified novel small molecule approach which have been validated in numerous neurological disease models.

Ratan received his BA from Amherst College and graduated magna cum laude. He completed his MD and PhD at NYU's School of Medicine. 

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