Rashmi Kaul

Associate Professor


Rashmi Kaul received her Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology) from the Delhi University, India (1989). After her postdoctoral training in Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, she joined the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pediatric Gastroenterology. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Immunology at the Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma.She has published studies on the role of hormonal regulation in hepatitis and liver cirrhosis and development of cancer. She with her group was the first ones to show the presence of bacteria in the normal human livers. She and her group have won several awards and have a number of patents. She serves as an editorial board member of several scientific journals. To understand infectious disease pathogenesis, her laboratory utilizesanimal models, cell culture models and flow cytometry.


Area of Interest

1)Hormonal regulation of inflammation and immunity
2)Immune responses to infectious disease pathogens
4)Microbiology and Immunology.

top publication

1. Singh R, Bullard J, Kalra M, Assefa S, Kaul AK, Vonfeldt K, Strom SC, Conrad RS, Sharp HL, Kaul R. Status of Bacterial colonization, Toll-like receptor expression and Nuclear Factor-kappa B activation in Normal and Diseased Human Livers.ClinImmunol, Jan;138(1):41-9, 2011

2. S Assefa, JT Curtis, S Sethi, RL Davis, Y Chen and R Kaul. Inorganic mercury exposure in prairie voles (Microtusochrogaster) alters the expression of toll-like receptor 4 and activates inflammatory pathways in the liver in a sex-specific manner. Hum ExpToxicol. May 16, 2011

3. Senait Assefa, MamtaKalra, Anil Kaul, Rashmi Singh, Khalid M. Khan, Harvey Sharp andRashmi Kaul .Altered expression of estrogen receptor subtypes in hepatitis C cirrhosis and hepatitis C related hepatocellular carcinoma. Proc. Amer. Assoc. Cancer. Res. Vol 49: 2008

4. KalraMamta,,Jary Mayes, Senait Assefa, Anil K Kaul, Rashmi Kaul. Role of sex steroid receptors in pathobiology of hepatocellular carcinoma. World Journal of Gasteroenterology; 14(39):5945-61,2008.

5. Singh R, Kaul R, Kaul A, Khan K. A comparative review of HLA associations with hepatitis B and C viral infections across global populations. World Journal of Gasteroenterology, vol.13 (12):1770-1787, 2007.