Girija Ramakrishnan

Ramakrishnan, Girija

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • MSc, Life Sciences, CCMB, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Indi
  • PhD, Molecular Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Contact Information

PO Box 801340
345 Crispell Drive, MR-6, Room 1713
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-243-7243
Fax: 434-924-0075

Research Disciplines

Biochemistry, Infectious Diseases/Biodefense, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Description

I am interested in mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. My research currently is focused on understanding the interactions of Clostridioides diffcile with intestinal cells and the associated impact on the immune response.

Girija Ramakrishnan is an affiliated faculty member of the Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases program.

Selected Publications