Pranav Renavikar, MBBS

2020-June 30, 2024 (expected) Resident, Department of Pathology and Microbiology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
2017-2020 Post-doctoral research (Immunology), Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Healthcare, Iowa City, Iowa
 2010-2016 MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Pune, India
Honors and Awards  
 2015 Top 10% of the class award in medicine (including neurology), obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics at university examinations.
2013 ‘Best Speaker Award: Psychosocial management of alcoholism’ at the annual inter-departmental conference representing Department of Psychiatry.
2011 ‘Best Speaker Award: Clinical anatomy of varicose veins at the annual inter-departmental conference representing Department of Anatomy.


Renavikar, PS, Sinha, S, Brate, AA, Borcherding, N, Crawford, MP, Steward-Tharp, SM, Karandikar, NJ IL-12-induced immune suppressive deficit during CD8+ T-cell differentiation. Frontiers in Immunology. 2020, Oct.

Sinha, S, Renavikar, PS, Crawford, MP, Steward-Tharp, SM, Brate, A, Tsalikian, E, Tansey, M, Shivapour, ET, Cho, T, Kamholz, J, Karandikar, NJ Altered expression of SIRPγ on the T-cells of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes patients could potentiate effector responses from T-cells. PloS One. 2020, Aug.

Crawford, MP, Sinha, S, Renavikar, PS, Borcherding, N and Karandikar, NJ CD4 T-cell intrinsic role for the T helper 17 signature cytokine IL-17: resistance to immune suppression. PNAS. 2020, Jul.

Sinha, S, Renavikar, PS, Crawford, MP, Rodgers, JW, Tsalikian, E, Tansey, M and Karandikar, NJ Autoimmunity-associated intronic SNP (rs2281808) detected by a simple phenotypic assay: Unique case or broader opportunity? Clinical Immunology. 2019, Jan.

Sinha, S, Borcherding, N, Renavikar, PS, Crawford, MP, Tsalikian, E, Tansey, M, Shivapour, ET, Bittner, F, Kamholz, J, Olalde, H, Gibson, E and Karandikar, NJ An autoimmune disease risk SNP, rs2281808, in SIRPG is associated with reduced expression of SIRPg and heightened effector state in human CD8 T-cells. Nature Scientific Reports. 2018, Oct.


Renavikar, PS, Crawford, MP, Sinha, S and Karandikar, NJ (May, 2019). Human Tc1 cells lack immune suppressive potential, whereas Tc17 cells harbor potent suppressive ability. Poster presented at: American Association of Immunology - Immunology 2019; San Diego, CA, USA.

Renavikar, PS, Sinha, S, Brate, A, Borcherding, N, Crawford, MP and Karandikar, NJ (August, 2019). Human Tc1 cells lack immune suppressive potential due to IL12 induced degranulatory dysfunction. Poster presented at: Centre for Immunology and Immune based diseases retreat; Iowa City, IA, USA


Netto, IS, Renavikar, PS and Kamble, P (2014, October 20). ApolipoproteinE epsilon4 allele as a predictive genetic risk factor for the progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia.

Zeng, Q, Tang, N, Guo, H, Renavikar, PS, Karandikar, NJ, Lovett-Racke, AE, Racke, MK, Yan, C, Tu, S, Tang, R, Sinha, S, Ouyang, S, Yang, H, Langdon, WY and Zhang, J  2021, May  E3 ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 directs the development of Th17 responses by facilitating RORgT expression and activation.


Tumor Board Interdisciplinary Patient Care Conference (2020-2024)
Weekly conference involving Pathology, Surgery, Oncology, and Radiology
Conduction and Presentation of Pathology Component
Root cause analysis (September 2020)

Hobbies and Interests

Gym, Table Tennis, Theatre and music.