Ruan Cox, Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant, College Of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular Medicine Department, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MDC7; Kolliputi Lab
TAMPA, FL 33612

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-5502


  • M.S., Medical Sciences/Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, 2012
  • B.S., Biology, University of Florida, 2008

Research Interests

  • Inflammation and Infectious Diseases


  • American Physiological Society (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Heart Association (Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Thoracic Society (Member, 2012 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Fukumoto, J.Fukumoto, I.Parthasarathy, PT.Cox, R.Huynh, B.Ramanathan, GK.Venugopal, RB.Allen-Gipson, DS.Lockey, RF.Kolliputi, N. NLRP3 deletion protects from hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology. 305(2) : C182-9, 2013.
  • Jalali, S.Ramanathan, GK.Parthasarathy, PT.Aljubran, S.Galam, L.Yunus, A.Garcia, S.Cox, RR.Lockey, RF.Kolliputi, N. Mir-206 regulates pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation and differentiation. PloS one. 7(10) : e46808, 2012.
  • Cox, RR.Phillips, O.Kolliputi, N. Putting the brakes on acute lung injury: can resolvins suppress acute lung injury? Frontiers in physiology. 3: 445, 2012.
  • Aljubran, SA.Cox, R.Tamarapu Parthasarathy, P.Kollongod Ramanathan, G.Rajanbabu, V.Bao, H.Mohapatra, SM.Lockey, R.Kolliputi, N. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 induces pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation. PloS one. 7(5) : e37712, 2012.
  • Tamarapu Parthasarathy, P.Galam, L.Huynh, B.Yunus, A.Abuelenen, T.Castillo, A.Kollongod Ramanathan, G.Cox, R.Kolliputi, N. MicroRNA 16 modulates epithelial sodium channel in human alveolar epithelial cells. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 426(2) : 203-8, 2012.

Positions Held

  • Resarch Assistant (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Florida 2008 - 2009)


  • Minority Trainee Travel Award (The American Thoracic Society - 2012)
  • NAI Conference Fellowship Award (National Academy of Inventors - 2012)
  • World Allergy Congress Oral Presentation (World Allergy Organization - 2011)
  • Outstanding Poster Award (Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Allergy Immunology and Infectious Diseases Symposium - 2011)
  • McNight Doctoral Fellow (University of South Florida - 2009)