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Kannan Rangaramanujam, M.S., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Center for Nanomedicine
Professor (PAR) of Ophthalmology

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  • Co-Director, Center for Nanomedicine
  • Professor (PAR) of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Nanomedicine, Center for
  • Wilmer Eye Institute Research

Research Interests

Drug delivery for ocular and neurodegenerative diseases; Nanomedicine


Kannan Rangaramanujam, Ph.D., is a professor of ophthalmology and co-director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research spans a wide range of nanomaterial applications, including nanomedicine and nanocomposites. He has initiated an interdisciplinary translational research program based on dendrimers, with a specific focus on targeted drug delivery for ocular and neurodegenerative diseases such as cerebral palsy and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Rangaramanujam is an author of four patents and more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. He has won several recognitions, including the National Science Foundation CAREER and Unilever awards, and serves on the editorial board of Nanomedicine.

Dr. Rangaramanujam received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota. After two years as a senior research engineer at 3M Corporate Research, he joined the faculty of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan as a professor of chemical engineering, materials science and biomedical engineering. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 2011.


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    • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 1989, Chemical Engineering
    • M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1991, Chemical Engineering
    • Ph.D., Califiornia Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1994, Chemical Engineering


    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995, Chemical Engineering
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    • Ophthalmology - Nanomedicine

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    Smith Building 6023
    400 N. Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 443-287-7921

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