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Dr. Ashish Ranjan

Ranjan Joins NIH Center for Scientific Review

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Dr. Ashish Ranjan of Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review to serve as a member of the Radiation Therapeutics and Biology Study Section for the Center. Members are chosen based on their achievements in their scientific discipline such as the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

“Dr. Ranjan’s nomination to this prestigious post is a wonderful recognition of his work in the field and his standing among his peers,” said Dr. Martin Furr, professor and head of the Department of Physiological Sciences. “In this post he will be positioned to help steer the direction of research and inquiry in this very important field. We are proud of his accomplishments and know that he will represent the College and the University well.”

Ranjan is a professor and the Kerr Foundation Endowed Chair in the Department of Physiological Sciences at the veterinary college. He leads the newly formed Institute for Translational and Emerging Research in Advanced Comparative Therapy (INTERACT) and the Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Targeted Therapy. Ranjan was instrumental in forming an agreement between the veterinary college and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His work is at the forefront of focused ultrasound and nanomedicine-based immunotherapy research.

“It’s an honor to serve as a permanent member of this study section,” said Ranjan. “I thank the CSR for reposing their faith on me. I am confident it will help me further device directed research in the scientific community, ultimately benefiting sick patients.”

As a member of the Radiation Therapeutics and Biology Study Section, Ranjan will review grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in his fields of science.

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU College of Veterinary Medicine | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

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