Rahul Ray, PhD

Professor, Medicine

85 E. Newton St Fuller Building


Expertise includes: Nanomedicine; Cancer drug therapeutics; Targeted drug delivery.

Other Positions

  • Mentor for Graduate Medical Students, Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Research Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Washington State University, PhD
  • University of Calcutta, MSc
  • Presidency College, BSc


  • Published on 7/21/2016

    Gari HH, DeGala GD, Ray R, Lucia MS, Lambert JR. PRL-3 engages the focal adhesion pathway in triple-negative breast cancer cells to alter actin structure and substrate adhesion properties critical for cell migration and invasion. Cancer Lett. 2016 Oct 01; 380(2):505-12. PMID: 27452906.

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  • Published on 3/29/2016

    Gari HH, Gearheart CM, Fosmire S, DeGala GD, Fan Z, Torkko KC, Edgerton SM, Lucia MS, Ray R, Thor AD, Porter CC, Lambert JR. Genome-wide functional genetic screen with the anticancer agent AMPI-109 identifies PRL-3 as an oncogenic driver in triple-negative breast cancers. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 29; 7(13):15757-71. PMID: 26909599.

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  • Published on 9/13/2013

    Datta-Mitra A, Mitra A, Ray R, Raychaudhuri SP, Kundu-Raychaudhuri S. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3-3-bromoacetate, a novel vitamin D analog induces immunosuppression through PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling cascade. Int Immunopharmacol. 2013 Nov; 17(3):744-51. PMID: 24036370.

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  • Published on 1/11/2013

    Datta Mitra A, Raychaudhuri SP, Abria CJ, Mitra A, Wright R, Ray R, Kundu-Raychaudhuri S. 1a,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3-3-bromoacetate regulates AKT/mTOR signaling cascades: a therapeutic agent for psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jun; 133(6):1556-64. PMID: 23314787.

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  • Published on 3/1/2012

    Ray R, Banks M, Abuzahra H, Eddy VJ, Persons KS, Lucia MS, Lambert JR, Holick MF. Effect of dietary vitamin D and calcium on the growth of androgen-insensitive human prostate tumor in a murine model. Anticancer Res. 2012 Mar; 32(3):727-31. PMID: 22399584.

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  • Published on 6/1/2011

    Sadler S, Persons KS, Jones GB, Ray R. Internalization of a C17a-alkynylestradiol-porphyrin conjugate into estrogen receptor positive MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 Aug 1; 21(15):4638-41. PMID: 21704522.

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  • Published on 2/18/2011

    Ray R, Lambert JR. 1a,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3-3ß-bromoacetate, a potential cancer therapeutic agent: synthesis and molecular mechanism of action. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 Apr 15; 21(8):2537-40. PMID: 21392983.

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  • Published on 12/1/2010

    Lambert JR, Eddy VJ, Young CD, Persons KS, Sarkar S, Kelly JA, Genova E, Lucia MS, Faller DV, Ray R. A vitamin D receptor-alkylating derivative of 1a,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 inhibits growth of human kidney cancer cells and suppresses tumor growth. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2010 Dec; 3(12):1596-607. PMID: 21149334.

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  • Published on 6/1/2010

    Persons KS, Eddy VJ, Chadid S, Deoliveira R, Saha AK, Ray R. Anti-growth effect of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3-3-bromoacetate alone or in combination with 5-amino-imidazole-4-carboxamide-1-beta-4-ribofuranoside in pancreatic cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2010 Jun; 30(6):1875-80. PMID: 20651329.

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  • Published on 2/14/2009

    Kaya T, Swamy N, Persons KS, Ray S, Mohr SC, Ray R. Covalent labeling of nuclear vitamin D receptor with affinity labeling reagents containing a cross-linking probe at three different positions of the parent ligand: structural and biochemical implications. Bioorg Chem. 2009 Apr; 37(2):57-63. PMID: 19223058.

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