Ranmal Samarasinghe, Ph.D.

Graduated: August, 2011
Mentor: Dr. Donald DeFranco
Thesis: Non-classical glucocorticoid receptor action regulates gap junction intercellular communication and neural progenitor cell proliferation
Current Position: Neurology Resident University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Prior Degree: BA Swarthmore College (2003)


Ho, Y., Samarasinghe, R., Knoch, M., Lewis, M., Aizenman, E., and DeFranco, D.B. Selective inhibition of MAPK phosphatases by zinc accounts for ERK1/2-dependent oxidative neuronal cell death. Mol. Pharm. 74, 1141-1151, 2008.