Ravi S. Misra, Ph.D.

Ravi S. Misra, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 850
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

My translational research projects focus on understanding mechanisms of pathology in common inflammatory conditions of children. In order to ask targeted research questions and develop testable hypotheses, I work closely with the clinical staff and faculty of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Department of Pediatrics. This includes interactions with physicians, nurses, clinical coordinators, basic scientific researchers and biostatisticians. By studying how the immune system and lung development are altered in children born prematurely, we will begin to understand how alterations in these systems contribute to specific diseases, such as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, viral respiratory infections, atopy, and asthma-like morbidities.

It may be possible to develop therapeutic interventions that target the inflammatory process to correct these problems. This understanding will have implications in vaccine responses, infectious diseases, and inflammatory lung diseases.

Awards & Honors (National)

Peer Reviewer for the American Lung Association | Chicago, IL 2017 - 2017
Selected for participation in the NIH Early Career Reviewer Program 2016
Respiratory Pathogens Research Center Innovation Award. 2014 - Present
Examining a role for G alpha q in preventing autoimmune disease (Individual award F32AI080104). 2008 - 2010

Awards & Honors (Local)

Assessing RNA expression patterns in CD4+ T cells from preterm infants at the time of discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care | Strong Children's Research Center 2015 - 2016
Institutional Research Training in Immunology and Infectious Diseases (Trudeau T32AI049823). 2007 - 2008
Graduate Student Advisory Counsel Travel Award (UVM). 2003
Environmental Pathology and Cell Signaling Institutional Training Grant (UVM T32ES007122). 2002 - 2006
Salisbury Prize (WPI). 2000
Provost's Award (WPI). 2000
Tau Beta Pi Honors Society (WPI). 2000

Current Appointments

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Cell and Molecular Biology | University of Vermont2006
BS | Biotechnology | Worcester Polytech Inst2000

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. Gloria Pryhuber- University of Rochester Medical Center: Department of Pediatrics. 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Frances Lund- University of Rochester Medical Center: Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Frances Lund-Trudeau Institute. 2008