Dr. Sundaram is a biomedical engineer, physician, and scientist with an interest in airway smooth muscle biology. Her laboratory focuses on tethering pathways used by muscle to transmit force. Through a more nuanced understanding of pathways that contribute to force transmission and the influence on pro-inflammatory cytokines on regulating these pathways, Dr. Sundaram hopes to identify novel drug targets to mitigate exaggerated airway narrowing in chronic airways diseases. Dr. Sundaram attends in the Moffitt-Long Intensive Care Units where she works with students, residents, and fellows and gives recurring lectures on management of ICU patients.
Dr. Sundaram also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Molecular Medicine Pathway in Internal Medicine. In this capacity she coordinates weekly didactics for physician-scientists in training and establishes mentoring pathways for the next generation of physician-scientists, with a special emphasis on women and minorities underrepresented in science.