Ratna B. Ray, PhD

Saint Louis University (SLU)

Our laboratory has focused on signal transduction pathways that regulate cellular survival and death, and has been continuously funded by National Institutes of Health for past 18 years. My laboratory employs a variety of approaches from basic cell biology, molecular biology, and animal models for preclinical studies. We have shown that exogenous expression of MBP-1 inhibits tumor growth at different mouse models. Recently, we initiated work on dietary product and prevention of cancer. We also made a significant contribution in cross-talk between HCV proteins and host cellular factors. In addition, I am an active member in the cancer and virology research communities, served permanent and frequent ad-hoc member of NIH study sections, served as a reviewer for many journals, and as an editorial board member for the journals: Cancer Research, Apoptosis, Breast Cancer Research, and American Journal of Translational Research.