Mohandas Narla, DSc


Distinguished Scientist
Head, Laboratory of Red Cell Physiology

Research Area

Dr. Narla's scientific interests have long focused on red cell physiology and pathology. In particular, his efforts have contributed to improved understanding of the molecular and structural basis for red cell membrane disorders, developing detailed mechanistic insights into pathophysiology of thalassemia’s and sickle cell anemia, characterizing structural and functional changes induced in red cells by the malarial parasite, plasmodium falciparum and more recently molecular understanding of erythropoiesis with particular emphasis on disordered erythropoiesis in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and Myelodysplasia. He has authored 340 peer-reviewed publications and 100 review articles and book chapters. 

Contact Information

Phone: +1 (212) 570-3056

Lab Personnel

  • Hongxia Yan, PhD, Research Associate

Funding Support

  • NIH P01DK032094  PI: Narla  1/1997 – 7/2022  "Red Cell Membrane Studies"

Education and Training

Doctoral Training
Washington University in St. Louis 

Postdoctoral Training
Institute of Cellular Pathology in Paris