Lab Contact Info

LAB:  909 S Wolcott Ave

3140 COMRB

PH #:  (312) 355-5893

FAX:  (312) 996-1225

Natarajan Lab

Current Lab Members

Harijith Anantha, PhD

Assistant Professor

harijith@uic.edu

Publications ​​​​​​​

Sphingolipids in the pathobiology of broncho-pulmonary dyplasia.

Panfeng Fu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

pfu@uic.edu

Publications​​​​​​​

Understand the basis for vascular endothelial integrity and regulation barrier function; ongoing studies suggest that the sucess of the endothelium as a barrier depends on an enormous self-restorative capacity that is driven by a focal adhesion protein, paxillin, and reactive oxygen species.

Longshuang Huang, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

lhuang82@uic.edu

Publications​​​​​​​

Investigate the role of Sphingosine Kinase/Sphingosine 1 Phosphate signaling pathway, Lysophatidic acid (LPA)/ LPA receptors signaling pathways and mitochondrial cardiolipin remodeling enzyme (Lysocardiolipin Acyltransterase, LYCAT) in pulmonary fibrosis.

Alison Ha

Research Associate

aha6@uic.edu

Sphingolipids in the pathobiology of broncho-pulmonary dyplasia.

David Lenin Ebenezer

Predoctoral Student

debene2@uic.edu

Mark Shaaya

Predoctoral Student

mshaaya@uic.edu

Investigating the Epigenetic role of Sphingosine-1-phosphate in Lung Inflammation and Injury, using in vivo and in vitro lung injury models.

Investigate the role of Phospholipase D in vesicular trafficking of VE-Cadhern to adhesion junctions in the endothelium in an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) model.

Vidyani Suryadevara

Predoctoral Student

vsurya2@uic.edu

Imaging techniques (MRI) and nanomedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, with emphasis on the role of phospholipase D2.

Research Interests

Vascular Biology

Inflammation & Signaling Mechanisms

Other Current Trainees

James Da Silva Pinheiro

Visiting Undergraduate Student from Brazil

06/2015 - Present


Srivathsan Raghavan

Volunteer

02/2015 - Present


Alexandra Arca

Summer Student from UIC Cancer Center

06/2015 - Present


Gabi Zeglin

Summer Student

2015 - Present

Past Trainees

​​​​​​​Peiyue Jiang

Volunteer

09/14 - 03/15

Current Position:  MD student


Alexander Heinz

Undergraduate Student

02/14 - 12/14

Current Position:  PharmaD student at UIC


Amit Reddy

Summer Intern

10/13 - 05/14

Current Position:  Residency Program


Anh Tuan Tran

Summer Student

06/12 - 08/14

Current Position:  Dentist Student


Akshaj R, Pole

Undergraduate Student

09/13 - 05/14


Lucy Zhong

Undergraduate Student

09/12 - 05/14

Current Position:  PharmaD student at UIC


Priya Patel

Summer Student

06/11 - 0813

Current Position:  MD Student


Abihisehk Lele

MS Student

07/12 - 05/13

Current Position:  Salesman


Nastaran Saadat

Volunteer

01/13 - 0313

Current Position:  MD


Vijay Mohan

Undergraduate Intern

06/12 - 05/13

Current Position:  MD Student


Ruchile Patel

Summer Student

06/12 - 08/12


Bhargav Desai

Undergraduate Student

09/11 - 05/12

Current Position:  MD Student at Chicago Medical School


Bianca Tao

Summer Intern

08/11 - 05/12

Current Position:  PharmD Graduate


Vamsi Reddy

Summer Intern

06/11 - 08/11

Current Position:  Undergraduate Student at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Archana Kanteti

Summer Intern

06/11 - 08/11

Current Position:  MD Student at UIC