Dr. Pranela Rameshwar is a professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Rutgers Biomedical Health Science, New Jersey Medical School. She received a B.S. degree in medical microbiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madisonand a Ph.D. in biology from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Rameshwar performed postdoctoral studies in hematopoiesis at New Jersey Medical School. Thereafter, she became a faculty member in the same department.
Dr. Rameshwar’s research interest is in the translation of stem cell. Her laboratory also studies breast cancer dormancy with a focus on cancer stem cells; neural regulation of hematopoiesis and the immunology of adult human mesenchymal stem cells. Her research continues to be funded by federal, state, and other agencies. Dr. Rameshwar has trained several doctoral students, including those in the physician scientist track. In addition, Dr. Rameshwar mentors junior faculty members.
Dr. Rameshwar has authored >200 publications, which include original articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters. She has also edited books. Dr. Rameshwar is also involved in teaching. She initiated a certificate program in Stem Cell Biology and directs four graduate level courses in stem cell biology. Dr. Rameshwar is also a university Master Educator. She has been awarded the Faculty of the Year Award at her medical school and the Mentoring award. Dr. Rameshwar also serves on several grant review panels both nationally and internationally. She has given numerous invited seminars both nationally and internationally.