Rama K. Gurram, PhD

Rama K. Gurram, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Dr. Gurram received his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, under the mentorship of Dr. Javed N. Agrewala. There, he worked on understanding the mechanism of the immunosuppressive property of the lead compound CaeA, where they have successfully established the mechanism of the lead compound on the IFN-γ mediated signaling pathway. As a postdoctoral trainee with Dr. Jinfang Zhu at NIAID, NIH, USA,  he studied the role of type 2 alarmins and their involvement in crosstalk between effector Th2 cells and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s). Currently, he is working with Dr. Warren J. Leonard, and my current work is focused on understanding the role of type 2 alarmins in regulating allergic immune responses.