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 and plasmodium falciparum. More recently, he has developed molecular understanding of erythropoiesis with particular emphasis on disordered erythropoiesis in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and Myelodysplasia. He has authored 540 peer-reviewed publications and 100 review articles and book chapters.
- NIH P01DK032094 PI: Narla 1/1997 – 7/2023 “Red Cell Membrane Studies”
Education and Training
Washington University in St. Louis
Institute of Cellular Pathology in Paris