Chithra Palani

Assistant Professor

Chithra Palani

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cancer Center


Dr. Chithra Devi Palani is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. She received her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Anna University, India and completed her Ph.D from FSU Jena University, Germany. Dr. Palani’s research focus is to analyze the therapeutic efficacy of various small molecules and its drug combination, including histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) with other drug molecules to induce HbF in improving pathophysiological condition of Sickle Cell Disease.

  • (706) 723-0059
  • CN 4115


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , 2012


Selected Recent Publications

  • Salubrinal induces fetal hemoglobin expression via the stress-signaling pathway in human sickle erythroid progenitors and sickle cell disease mice., 2022
  • Investigation of miRNA-29b As a Fetal Hemoglobin Inducer in Sickle Cell Disease., 2021
  • Deletion of arginase 2 attenuates neuroinflammation in an experimental model of optic neuritis, 2021
  • Deletion of Arginase 2 Ameliorates Retinal Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis, 2019
  • Targeting Polyamine Oxidase to Prevent Excitotoxicity-Induced Retinal Neurodegeneration, 2019