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Srikant Rangaraju, MBBS, MS

Associate Professor of Vascular Neurology, Academic Division Chief

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Srikant Rangaraju, MBBS, MS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Addresses

  • Neurology

    300 George Street, 8th floor

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States

  • Rangaraju Lab

    300 George Street, 8th Floor

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



Srikant Rangaraju, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Neurology, a vascular neurologist and a physician-scientist. After establishing his research program at Emory University, Atlanta, he moved to Yale in 2023. Dr. Rangaraju’s research has focused on exploring immune-mediated mechanisms of neurodegeneration and post-ischemic injury in the brain, leveraging pre-clinical mouse models as well as multi-omics modalities to assess molecular changes occurring in diverse classes of neurons and glial cells. He is also actively involved in clinical research in stroke, via participation in clinical trials, and clinical research studies related to post-stroke prognosis, plasma-based protein biomarkers and risk-stratification in cryptogenic stroke. Dr. Rangaraju provides clinical care for patients with stroke, both in the in-patient and outpatient settings.

Since 2016, the Rangaraju Lab has been funded by the NIH. The group has identified promising therapeutic targets to modulate microglia-mediated mechanisms in neurodegeneration and stroke. On example is the potassium channel, Kv1.3, that is over-expressed in a sub-set of pro-inflammatory microglia and macrophages in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as in the sub-acute phase following ischemic stroke. Using pharmacological and genetic approaches to manipulate Kv1.3, they have identified Kv1.3 channels as key regulators of neuroinflammatory responses in these diseases. The group has also developed novel in vivo tools to assess protein-level (proteomic) mechanisms of disease that are unique to different brain cell types, in pre-clinical mouse models. To this end, they have developed an approach called cell type-specific in vivo biotinylation of proteins (CIBOP) to identify early molecular changes occurring in neurons and glial cells, which can be therapeutic targets for disease-modification.

    Education & Training

    • MS
      Emory University, Atlanta, GA , M.S. in Clinical Research (2016)
    • Non Degree Program
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Vascular Neurology Fellowship (2014)
    • Vascular Neurology Fellowship
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2014)
    • Non Degree Program
      Emory University, Neurology Residency (2013)
    • Neurology Residency
      Emory University (2013)
    • Internship (Transitional Year)
      Emory University (2010)
    • Post-doctoral Fellowship
      University of California (2009)
    • MBBS
      Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India , Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (2007)


    • Board Certification
      AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Vascular Neurology (2014)
    • Board Certification
      AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2013)

    Honors & Recognition

    AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
    Standing Member NIH Study SectionCellular and Molecular Biology of Glia2022

    Departments & Organizations