Boerckel Laboratory

Annapurna Pranatharthi Haran, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Home Country: India


Ph.D. in Allied Health Sciences(Medicine), St. John’s Medical College Hospital-National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India.   

Areas of Interest

To study the cell fate transitions of osteoprogenitors governed by YAP/TAZ mechano-transducers in the endochondral regeneration and repair processes of the long bone.

Annapurna joined McKay Orthopaedic Research Lab in fall 2020 and is working towards completing her post-doc work. 


  • Pranatharthi A et al., "RhoC regulates radioresistance via crosstalk of ROCK2 with the DNA repair machinery in cervical cancer." J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2019; 38: 392.
  • Pavana Thomas, Annapurna Pranatharthi, Cecil Ross & Sweta Srivastava., "RhoC: a fascinating journey from a cytoskeletal organizer to a Cancer stem cell therapeutic target." J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2019, 38:328.
  • Pranatharthi Annapurna, Cecil Ross, and Sweta Srivastava. “Cancer Stem Cells and Radioresistance: Rho/ROCK Pathway Plea Attention.” Stem Cells International (2016): 5785786. PMC. Web. 18 Sept. 2017.
  • Pattabiraman, C., Hong, S., Gunasekharan, V. K., Pranatharthi, A, et al., (2014). "CD66+ cells in cervical pre-cancers are partially differentiated progenitors with neoplastic traits." Cancer Res. 2014 Nov 15; 74(22): 6682–6692.


  • Rachel A Jesudasan, Kankadeb Mishra, Pranatharthi Annapurna et al., "Transcripts from multicopy gene families localizing to mouse Y long arm encode piRNAs and proteins." bioRxiv 407197.
  • Hemakumar M. Reddy, Rupa Bhattacharya, Zeenath Jehan, Kankadeb Mishra, Pranatharthi Annapurna, et al., "Y chromosomal noncoding RNA regulates autosomal gene expression via piRNAs in mouse testis." bioRxiv 285429.


Department of Biotechnology (M.Sc.)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Ph.D.) 

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