Ranjitha Uppala

Ranjitha Uppala

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate


I received a Bachelors in Biotechnology from J.B Institute of Engineering & Technology in India and a Masters degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I joined Dr. Gudjonsson's lab in 2017 as a Research Tech. Associate studying the role of a novel long non-coding RNA in Psoriasis. Outside the lab, I enjoy cooking, gardening and painting.

Research Interests

I’m studying the Interferons (type III in specific) in keratinocytes and their role in autoimmune skin diseases. I’m actively engaged in studying the genetic modifications of interferon family and its function in host defense mechanisms.


“Characterization of a Novel Long Non-coding RNA (G2608) in Psoriasis” at IID Conference| Jan 2018

“Bioaccumulation and Transformation of Nanoscale Elemental Selenium in Fungal Mycelia” at ISAS conference, Harper College| Apr 2017

“Bioaccumulation and Transformation of Different Chemical forms of Selenium in Fungal Mycelia” at 19th Annual Graduate Spring Symposium SIUE| Mar 2015