Chandra Mohan
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor
Office Location: SERC 2004
Phone: 713-743-3709
Fax: 713-743-0226
Email: cmohan [at] central.uh.edu

Following his medical training in Pathology and Rheumatology at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, Dr. Mohan undertook his doctoral thesis work focusing on the cellular immunology of lupus at Tufts University, Boston. His post-doctoral training focused on the genetic analysis of murine lupus. As an independent investigator, his laboratory’s research efforts have concentrated on elucidating the cellular, molecular, and genetic players leading to murine lupus nephritis, with corresponding translational studies in human lupus nephritis. His more recent work has focused on translating findings from basic biology towards the early diagnosis of end-organ involvement in autoimmune diseases. Dr. Mohan’s ongoing studies are aimed at tapping leads from proteomic platforms to mine new biomarkers and targets in chronic rheumatic diseases and selected cancers, and to apply the latest bioengineering technologies to advance the management of these ailments.

In his recent tenure as an endowed Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Mohan held the MGee Chair in Arthritis Research and the Walter and Helen Bader Professorship in Autoimmunity. He currently holds the Cullen Distinguished Professorship at the University of Houston, in Houston, TX. Dr. Mohan is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Henry Kunkel Society. He has published ~250 articles, largely in the area of autoimmunity and biomarkers.


Introduction to Diseases (BIOE 3351/6351)

Selected Topics (BIOE 4397)

Awards and Honors: 

1993: Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Arthritis Foundation, USA
1996: Irvington Postdoctoral Fellow, Irvington Institute for Immunological Research, USA
1998: New Investigator Award, Clinical Immunology Society, USA
1998: Arthritis Investigator Award, National Arthritis Foundation, USA
1998: Career Award in Biomedical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, USA
2000: Pfizer-Scholl Young Investigator Award, American Association of Immunologists, USA
2004: Elected member, American Society of Clinical Investigation, USA
2005: Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, American College of Rheumatology, USA
2006: Elected member, The Kunkel Society, USA
2006: Helen & Walter Bader Endowed Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2007: Director, FOCIS Center of Excellence, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2008: Director, Center of Research Translation in SLE, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2010: McGee Chair in Arthritis, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2010-2013: Best Lecturer Teaching Award, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2013: Cullen Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Research Interests: 

For a list of current research projects visit the MOHANLAB webpage.

Selected Publications: 

For a full list of publications, visit the MOHANLAB publication page