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Ramesh Raghupathi

Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

College of Medicine



Ramesh Raghupathi is a professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. He studies the short- and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), caused by violent assaults, motor vehicle accidents, collision-related events during contact sports and falls. His lab’s ongoing research efforts, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Veterans’ Affairs, are aimed at addressing the feasibility of behavioral and pharmacological strategies to reduce and reverse TBI pathology.

Raghupathi completed postdoctoral training at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Before coming to the College of Medicine in 2003, he served on the faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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In the News

  • Hormones May Contribute to Asymmetrical Effects of Brain Injury

    Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in The Scientist on Sept. 2 in a story about a new study looking at how hormones might contribute to differences in how people are affected by brain injuries. 

  • Why Women Are More at Risk From Concussion

    Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Jan. 31 BBC story about differences in concussions for men and women athletes. 

  • Mouse Study Offers Clues to Brain’s Response to Concussions

    Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, commented in a Science News story on Feb. 5 about a research suggesting that a single traumatic brain injury will not cause long-term damage.

  • Separate Hype, Science on Concussions

    Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, Eugene Hong, MD, and Thomas Trojian, MD, professors in the College of Medicine, authored an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 7 about separating hype from science when it comes to sports-related concussions.

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