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Scanning electron micrograph of hepatic sinusoid showing liver sinusoidal endothelial fenestration (pores, green) in hemophilia mice.

Pradhan-Sundd Lab

The Pradhan-Sundd Laboratory explores hepato-vascular cells in sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders.

Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd Laboratory at Versiti Blood Research Institute


The Pradhan-Sundd Laboratory’s goal is to gain a better understanding of the involvement of hepato-vascular cells (liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, tissue resident macrophages and monocytes) in hematologic liver diseases. Our disease models include a humanized mouse model of sickle cell disease-induced acute and chronic liver injury, iron overload in the liver, murine models of hemolysis, vasculopathy, stressed erythrophagocytosis, and a mouse model of hemophilia.

The Pradhan-Sundd lab’s research focuses on chronic organ injury and the processes of hepatic hemoglobin, heme and iron clearance in sickle cell disease.
Tirthadipa “Dipa” Pradhan-Sundd and her research team have been published in a number of prestigious scientific and medical journals.
Get to know the members of the Pradhan-Sundd laboratory team at Versiti Blood Research Institute.
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Congratulations Omika for your new post! We wish you all the very best from the Pradhan-Sundd lab.


Congratulations to Ziming Li for his acceptance to NYU for post graduate studies!


Congratulations Shweta! Our heart is swelled with joy as Shweta Gudapati got selected for both Temple and Stanford medical schools. She was the first undergrad of the Pradhan-Sundd Lab and worked with us for 3 years; published 3 papers and got many prestigous awards.


Congratulations to Omika and Ziming for their poster presentations at the annual ASH meeting, 2022 held at NOLA.


Congratulations to Ziming Li for his very first successful poster presentation at the Dept. of Biology Annual Undergraduate Symposium on his recent AJP-CP paper. Way to go Ziming!


Pradhan-Sundd Lab is celebrating acceptance of full article at AJP-Cell Physiology!


Shweta is selected for the final round of Goldwater Scholarship! Way to go Shweta!


Shweta wins Capstone Grant from The Histochemical Society to study hepatic and extrahepatic sources of FVIII synthesis!


Pradhan-Sundd lab is celebrating the acceptance of our article in Blood! Check it out.

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Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD
Dr. Pradhan is an associate investigator at Versiti Blood Research Institute, whose research focuses on Transfusion Medicine, Vascular Biology and Cell Therapy.
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Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators study blood disorders like hemophilia, blood cancers like leukemia, and other blood diseases.