Ramesh Raghupathi

Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD


Regular Professor Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA US


Ramesh Raghupathi graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He did post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Pennsylvania. He served on the faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2003. The ongoing research efforts, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Veteran’s Affairs, are aimed at addressing the feasibility of cellular and pharmacologic strategies to attenuate and reverse TBI pathology. The focus of the research in this group of investigators extend from the basic cell biology of neuronal death and axonal injury to inhibition of seizure induction to the behavioral and rehabilitative strategies (including neuro-robotics and prosthetic use) that may be applied in the chronic post-traumatic phase. The mission of the Raghupathi laboratory is to develop pharmacological treatment and behaviorally therapeutic strategies to respectively, reduce acute post-traumatic neural damage and augment behavioral recovery in the chronic phase. Our research efforts offer some unique capabilities such as comparisons of acute and chronic pharmacologic treatments in multiple models of TBI, in both mice and rats, and, combination treatment strategies that encompass acute pharmacologic treatments with chronic phase behavioral modifications and/or stem cell transplants.
Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Disorders of the Nervous System
Neuropharmacology and Neurochemistry
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Cell Culture
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic Models and Techniques
Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology
Histochemistry and Tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular Approaches
Species: Vertebrate
Therapeutic Techniques

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Public Education & Communication CommitteeMemberPast
Professional Development Committee MemberCurrent
NSP Selection CommitteeMemberCurrent
NSP Selection CommitteeMemberPast
NGA/SEA Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Government and Public Affairs CommitteeLiaisonPast
Government and Public Affairs CommitteeMemberPast
Global Membership CommitteeMemberPast
Global Membership CommitteeIncoming ChairPast
Global Membership CommitteeChairpersonPast
Committee On Neuroscience Departments and ProgramsMemberPast

Chapter Participation

ChapterTitleTerm StartTerm EndOfficer Status
Philadelphia ChapterChapter Representative7/16/20097/12/2017Past