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Ratna B. Ray, Ph.D.



University of Calcutta, India, Ph. D., 1985

Research Interests

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PubMed Listing

Selected Publications

Shrivastava S, Petrone J, Steele R, Lauer GM, Bisceglie AM, Ray RB. Upregulation of circulating miR-20a is correlated with hepatitis C virus mediated liver disease progression. Hepatology. 58(3):863-71, 2013 doi: 10.1002/hep.26296. (Highlighted in September, 2013 issue), PMCID: PMC3664107 

Devhare PB, Sasaki R, Shrivastava S, Di Bisceglie AM, Ray R, Ray RB. 2017  Exosome mediated intercellular communication between hepatitis C virus infected hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells. J Virol. 91(6). pii: e02225-16. PMCID: PMC28077652 

Sasaki R, Devhare PB, Steele R, Ray R, Ray RB. 2017. Hepatitis C virus induced CCL5 secretion from macrophages activates hepatic stellate cells. Hepatology. 2017; 66(3):746-757Mar 20. doi: 10.1002/hep.29170. PMCID: PMC28318046


Ray RB, Ray R. Hepatitis C virus manipulates humans as its favorite host for long term relationship. Hepatology. 2018 Aug 13. doi: 10.1002/hep.30214. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Muhammad N, Bhattacharya S, Steele R, Phillips NJ, Ray RB. 2017.  Involvement of c-Fos in the promotion of cancer stem-like cell properties in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 23(12):3120-3128, PMCID: PMC27965308


Sur S, Steele R, Aurora R, Vavares M, Schwetye KE, Ray RB. Bitter Melon prevents the development of 4-NQO-induced oral squamous cell carcinoma in an immunocompetent mouse model by modulating immune signaling. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2018 Apr;11(4):191-202. PMC29061560 [selected as most cited publication in 2018 at the journal]


Shim S, Sur S, Steele R, Albert C, Huang C, Ford D, Ray RB. Disrupting cholesterol esterification by bitter melon suppresses triple-negative breast cancer cell growth. Mol Carcinog. 2018 Aug 3. doi: 10.1002/mc.22882

Professional Organizations and Associations

1992-Present American Society for Microbiology 1993-Present
American Association for Cancer Research 1999-Present
American Society for Virology