Ravi Karra
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pathology
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center
Contact Information

Room 247A Carl Building

Mailing address
Box 3126 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710

Shipping address
Karra Lab
213 Clinical Research Dr.
Rm 250 CaRL Building
Durham NC 27710

For patients: 919-681-5816
Karra Lab: 919-681-5574



MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2005

MHS, Duke University School of Medicine, 2005

Resident, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2005 - 2008

Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University Medical Center, 2008 - 2012

Fellow, Advanced Heart Failure, Duke University Medical Center, 2012


Current Studies

My research group is broadly interested in the intersection of regenerative biology with cardiovascular disease. We use a variety of model systems, including zebrafish, mice, and iPSC derived cardiac cells to identify factors that can be used to stimulate and monitor heart regeneration. We also collaborate with investigators across campus to develop novel platforms for delivering regenerative factors to the heart.

Lab Members

Paige DeBenedittis, PhD, Research Associate
Michael C. Thomas, Research Technician
Cristina E. Fernandez, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow
Agoston Walter, Undergraduate Research Assistant