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Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Mohan K. Raizada, PhD

(352) 392-9299

Office: MBI L4-181

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Member of the McKnight Brain Institute

Dr. Raizada has been a biomedical researcher and educator for 25 years.  He received his Ph.D from the University of Kanpur, India and performed dissertation research at the Central Drug Research Institute, India.  After post-doctoral training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Lady Davis Institute, Montreal, Dr. Raizada joined the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa as an assistant professor in 1979.  He moved to the University of Florida in 1981 as an associate professor where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Physiology and Functional Genomics.

Dr. Raizada is a leader in the field of neural control of cardiovascular functions and has pioneered physiological genomic techniques to investigate the involvement of the renin-angiotensin system in cardiopulmonary disease.

His most significant contribution has been the demonstration that angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and vasoprotective axis of the RAS plays a critical role in maintaining a normal cardiovascular homeostasis, and is poised to be a better therapeutic target for the next generation of antihypertensives.

Dr. Raizada has published 269 peer-reviewed papers, 44 review articles, edited ten books, and has been and continues to be an invited speaker at national and international meetings.  He has received uninterrupted funding for his research program primarily from the NIH.  Dr. Raizada is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including Young Scientist Medal from the Indian National Science Academy, Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, Losartan Award from Merck & CO, Outstanding Research Award from Sigma Xi, Florida Chapter, UFRF Professorship, MERIT award from the NIH and Ranbaxy Award for Outstanding Research in Biomedical Science.  He has been a regular member of the NIH study sections (ECS, HM, and VCMB) for the last 9 years and is in the editorial boards of many high quality scientific journals.


Dr. Raizada was presented the 2013 Arthur C. Corcoran Memorial Lecture by the American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure. This honor is given each year to a distinguished researcher in the field of hypertension.

In 2014, Dr. Raizada was awarded the Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship, presented by the American Physiological Society.

In 2015, Dr. Raizada received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Faculty in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.

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