Research Assistant Professor, Medicine

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Dr. Anandharajan (“Anand”) Rathinasabapathy completed his baccalaureate degree (1999) in pharmacy at the J.S.S. College of Pharmacy in Ooty, India. He received his M.S. (2003) in drug discovery research from Anna University in Chennai, India. Anand began his doctoral studies in the United States at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2009, pursuing a Ph.D. in pharmacodynamics. Immediately following receipt of his Ph.D., (2015), he entered a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt (under the mentorship of Professor James D. West) studying the role of ACE2, KCNK3 and SOD2 in pulmonary hypertension. Anand’s research during his postdoctoral fellowship was also guided by Dr. Anna Hemnes. As Research Instructor in Medicine, Anand continues the work of his mentors and also seeks independence through his own project submissions. He is well-published and has strong editorial experience. An enthusiastic researcher and teacher, Anand is eager to work with students and trainees to share his knowledge of laboratory techniques and experimental design.


MS - Research - Anna University - 2003
PhD - Pharmacodynamics - University of Florida - 2015
Fellowship - Postdoc Allergy, Pulm, Crit Care - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2018