Following his medical training in Pathology and Rheumatology at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, Dr. Mohan undertook his doctoral thesis work focusing on the cellular immunology of lupus at Tufts University, Boston. His post-doctoral training had focused on the genetic analysis of murine lupus. As an independent investigator, his laboratory’s research efforts have concentrated on elucidating the cellular, molecular, and genetic players leading to murine lupus, with corresponding translational studies in human lupus. His more recent work has focused on translating findings from basic biology towards the early diagnosis of end-organ involvement in autoimmune diseases. Dr. Mohan’s ongoing studies are aimed at tapping leads from proteomic and metabolomic platforms to mine new biomarkers and targets in chronic rheumatic diseases.
In his recent tenure as an endowed Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Mohan held the McGee Chair in Arthritis Research and the Walter and Helen Bader Professorship in Autoimmunity. He currently holds an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine at UTHSC-H and the Cullen Distinguished Professorship at the University of Houston, in Houston, TX, where he is the Vice-Chair of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Mohan is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Henry Kunkel Society. He has published more than 170 articles, largely in the area of autoimmune diseases.