Natrajan ‘11 Named to “40 Under 40” at U Georgia

Guess who was just named as one the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s “40 under 40”? Our 2015 graduate Dr. Muktha S. Natrajan was a Gates Cambridge Scholar and studied under Professor Robin Franklin, PhD at Cambridge University and Dr. Bibiana Bielekova, MD at the Neuroimmunology Branch at the NIH. Her research focused on potential treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), trying to understand the link between why neural stem cells fail to regenerate in MS and how to harness the beneficial aspects of the immune system to promote failed regeneration in aging patients.


Dr. Muktha S. Natrajan is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University and was just named “40 Under 40” at the University of Georgia. This incredible achievement celebrates young alumni leading the pack in their industries and communities. In her current position, under the mentorship of Dr. Mulligan, Dr. Natrajan develops diagnostics to better predict disease course and focuses on the antibody responses to Zika Virus and innate immunity. She is also the coordinator for the Systems Biology Core Facility at Emory University.