Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)

Lingamanaidu (Ravi) Ravichandran, Ph.D., is a Program Officer in the Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Ravichandran joined the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research & Training in 2016. Ravichandran co-manages the NIEHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. In addition, Ravichandran supports diverse research focus areas including computational and predictive toxicology, environmental health, and safety of engineered nanomaterials (nano EHS), exposure assessment and health effects of micro/nano plastics, circadian rhythms, as well as development of alternative and throughput screening systems.

Before joining NIEHS, Ravichandran was the Grants Manager/Scientific Writer and Editor for the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, San Antonio, TX. Ravichandran received Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Madras, India and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH. These research efforts were focused on the cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and specifically towards elucidating novel regulatory mechanisms in endothelial nitric oxide and the insulin signaling pathways.

Ravichandran subsequently worked at various research roles at Ionis (formerly Isis) Pharmaceuticals, Invitrogen and Life Technologies (formerly Applied Biosystems) developing bioassays, biomarkers, services and products related to antisense, siRNA, miRNA and ncRNA and drug discovery.

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