Enkhtuya Radnaa, Ph.D.

Position: Immunoassay Associate Scientist
Categories: Team

Dr. Enkhtuya Radnaa, MS., Ph.D., is an experienced Molecular and Cellular Biology Scientist with a decade-long journey in the field. Her cancer-related research journey began at the Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, Japan, where she earned her Ph.D. and pursued postdoctoral research. Expanding upon her expertise in cancer research, Dr. Enkhtuya Radnaa embarked on a new phase of her career in obstetrics and gynecology within the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) research division. As a faculty member specializing in molecular and cellular biology, she took the lead on groundbreaking projects. Notably, she was instrumental in developing immortalized cell lines derived from human placental tissues and conducted intricate gene manipulations within these cell lines. These cell lines have proven to be invaluable assets, playing a pivotal role in advancing organ-on-chip-based research initiatives. Dr. Enkhtuya Radnaa’s efforts in this regard have been supported by multiple NIH-funded grants, including those provided by NCATs and the Superfund research programs. Her innovative work has significantly contributed to the ongoing progress of research at the intersection of molecular biology and women’s health, helping to advance our understanding of critical aspects of human reproduction and development. Her research in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying preterm birth studies garnered recognition. Dr. Enkhtuya Radnaa received the prestigious “Best New Investigator” award in 2022 from the Society for Reproductive Investigation for her contributions to furthering the Society’s objectives in women’s health. Enkhtuya’s unwavering dedication to scientific exploration is evident in her contributions to publications, including those featured in Science Advances, Lab on a Chip, Clinical Science, and Biology of Reproduction journals.