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Balachandran Ravindran


Ph.D. in Delhi University, India

Current position

Director, Institute of Life Sciences (DBT)
Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. 751023


  1. Panda, A. K., Parida, J. R., Tripathy, R., Pattanaik, S. S., Ravindran, B. and Das, B. K. (2012). Mannose binding lectin: a biomarker of systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity. Arthritis Res Ther 14(5): R218.
  2. Panda, A. K., Parida, J. R., Tripathy, R., Pattanaik, S. S., Ravindran, B. and Das, B. K. (2013). Low producer MBL genotypes are associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus in Odisha, India. Hum Immunol 74(1): 114-119.
  3. Panda, S. K., Kumar, S., Tupperwar, N. C., Vaidya, T., George, A., Rath, S., Bal, V. and Ravindran, B. (2012). Chitohexaose activates macrophages by alternate pathway through TLR4 and blocks endotoxemia. PLoS Pathog 8(5): e1002717.
  4. Pathak, S., Rajeshwari, K., Garg, S., Rajagopal, S., Patel, K., Das, B., Pied, S., Ravindran, B. and Sharma, S. (2012). Plasmodium riboprotein PfP0 induces a deviant humoral immune response in Balb/c mice. J Biomed Biotechnol 2012: 695843.
  5. Panda, A. K., Panda, S. K., Sahu, A. N., Tripathy, R., Ravindran, B. and Das, B. K. (2011). Association of ABO blood group with severe falciparum malaria in adults: case control study and meta-analysis. Malar J 10: 309.
  6. Mohapatra, A. D., Kumar, S., Satapathy, A. K. and Ravindran, B. (2011). Caspase dependent programmed cell death in developing embryos: a potential target for therapeutic intervention against pathogenic nematodes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(9): e1306.
  7. Panda, A. K., Sahoo, P. K., Kerketta, A. S., Kar, S. K., Ravindran, B. and Satapathy, A. K. (2011). Human lymphatic filariasis: genetic polymorphism of endothelin-1 and tumor necrosis factor receptor II correlates with development of chronic disease. J Infect Dis 204(2): 315-322.
Protocols by Balachandran Ravindran
  1. In vitro Culture of Human PBMCs
  2. Isolation of Human PBMCs