Ranjan k. Dash, Ph.D.

Ranjan Dash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
(414) 955-4497
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Research interests

  • Mathematical modeling and computer simulations of complex physiological systems
  • Computational methods and algorithms for experimental data analysis and biosystem identification
  • Microcirculatory oxygen and carbon dioxide transport and exchange and acid-base regulation
  • Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling and drug transport and metabolism
  • Integrated blood-tissue species transport and cellular energy metabolism in cardiac and skeletal muscles
  • Mitochondrial Ca2+ and ROS (O2.-, H2O2) homeostasis and cellular electrophysiology in cardiac physiology and pathophysiology
  • Analysis of large-scale biochemical networks, protein-protein interaction networks, and gene regulatory networks

Professional preparation

  • Postdoc, 2006, Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Postdoc, 2003, Computational Biology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Postdoc, 2000, Biofluid Dynamics, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Ph.D., 2000, Biofluid Dynamics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • M.S., 1991, Mathematics, Utkal University, Orissa, India

Selected recent publications

AJ Davani, CD Navarro, JS Heisner, VR Pannala, RK Dash, DF Stowe, “The Mitochondrial Adenine Nucleotide Pool Contributes to the Matrix Ca2+ Buffering System,” The FASEB Journal 31 (1 Supplement), 696.5-696.5, 2017.

N Tomar, VR Pannala, C Yang, AW Cowley, RK Dash, “A Thermodynamically-Constrained Mechanistic Mathematical Model for the Kinetics of NADPH Oxidase Assembly, Activation and ROS Production,” The FASEB Journal 31 (1 Supplement), 722.11-722.11, 2017.

SM Kandel, SK Dasika, RK Dash, DA Beard, “Control of Cardiac Mitochondrial Fuel Selection by Calcium,” bioRxiv, 198895, 2017.

Pannala VR, Camara AKS, and Dash RK. Modeling the detailed kinetics of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase: Catalytic mechanism and nitric oxide inhibition. J Appl Physiol, 2016.

Ranji M, Salehpour F, Motlagh MM, Sepehr R, Heisner JS, Dash RK, and Camara AKS. Optical cryoimaging reveals a heterogeneous distribution of mitochondrial redox states in the ex vivo guinea pig heart and its alteration during ischemia and reperfusion. J Trans Eng Health Med 4:1800210, 2016.

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Recent Grants

Dash, Ranjan K. (Principal Investigator), “PPG: Mechanisms of Anesthetic Cardioprotection (Project III: Modeling of Mitochondrial and Cellular Function in Anesthetic Cardioprotection)”, Sponsored by the NIH/NIGMS (March 1, 2015 – February 29, 2020).

Dash, Ranjan K. (Principal Investigator), “Analyzing the Cardiac Power Grid: Adaptive Responses to Fluctuating Local Demand”, Sponsored by the NIH/NHLBI (September 15, 2015 – May 31, 2020).

Dash, Ranjan K. (Principal Investigator), “Cations and ROS in Modulating Mitochondrial Function in Normal and Ischemic Hearts”, Sponsored by the NIH/NHLBI (April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2015).

Dash, Ranjan K. (Principal Investigator), “Database-Enabled Tools for Regulatory Metabolic Networks”, Sponsored by the NSF Biological Database and Informatics (August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2012).

Dash, Ranjan K. (Principal Investigator), “Computational Modeling of Mitochondrial Energetics”, Sponsored by the AHA National Affiliate (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2011).

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