Department of Pathology
Arjun Raman studies the origins of functional robustness, adaptation, and repair of the gut microbiome. He uses a variety of model systems, spanning neural networks, with the belief that establishing principles of biological organization irrespective of scale may enable the accurate definition of normal and pathological variations of biological systems, which would aid in defining precision medicine efforts. This would also create a foundation for the rational design of systems that harbor the properties of evolved systems—high performance function, robustness, and the ability to adapt and repair themselves.
His findings have been published in Nature, Cell, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, his research was cited as part of a project identified by Science as a runner-up for the distinction of 2019 Breakthrough of the Year.
Raman earned an AB in physics and an SB in chemistry from the University of Chicago, followed by an MD and a PhD in molecular biophysics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed a clinical pathology residency at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.