Name: Dr. Thiagarajan Venkatesan
Educational Qualification: Ph.D in Microbiology-Botany
Designation: Associate Research Scientist
Department: Cancer Research
University: Nova Southeastern University
Research Interests: Prognostic and diagnostic markers and novel therapeutic targets for human cancers, development of new therapeutic molecules against cancer, cloning, expression and purification of new biologics, testing the efficacy of small molecules, natural products and therapeutic molecules against various cancers, analyzing the pathway specific gene expression profile.
Biography: I am Dr. Thiagarajan Venkatesan currently working as an Associate Research Scientist in Rumbaugh Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA. I did my Ph.D in Microbiology-Botany from University of Madras, India. I have also worked as a Research Scientist in R&D in Bharat Biotech and involved in the development of recombinant human vaccine against cancer. My work involved upstream and the downstream processing of cancer related viral antigens to the pilot and large scale levels. Currently I am doing the development of therapeutic proteins against selected targets in cancers. Also I am analyzing the gene expression pattern in highly aggressive cancers. I am an Associate member of the American Association for Cancer Research. I have published research articles in international peer reviewed journals and also presented papers in National and International conferences.
Hemaiswarya, S., Raja, R., Anbazhagan, C. and Thiagarajan, V. 2009. Anti microbial and mutagenic properties of the root tubers of Gloriosa superb Linn. (Kalihari). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 41(1): 293-299. Impact factor: 0.94
Sivamani . P., Sumathi. R., Thiagarajan. V., Singaravelu. G. 2010. In vitro antifungal activity of essential oils of selected herbals against isolates from HIV/AIDS patients. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 3(5): 1049-1055. Impact factor: 0.926
Thiagarajan,V., Revathi, R., Aparanjini, K., Sivamani, P., Girilal, M., Priya, C.S and P. T. Kalaichelvan. 2011. Extra cellular chitinase production by Streptomyces sp. PTK19 in submerged fermentation and its lytic activity on Fusarium oxysporum PTK2 cell wall. International Journal of current Science. 1: 30- 44.
Baskaran, C., Rathabai, V., Sivamani, P. and Thiagarajan, V. 2011. Antimicrobial activity of various root extracts of Coleus forskohlii. International Journal of current Science.1:78-84.
Baskaran, C., Rathabai, V., Sivamani, P., Thiagarajan, V. 2011. Phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Corchorus aestuans (Tiliaceae). International Journal of Current Research. 3 (12): 80- 83.
Charulatha, R., Prabhakar, S., Sivamani, P., Kandeepan, C. and Thiagarajan 2012. Characterization and clinical application of extracellular lipase by microorganisms from soil. International Journal of current Science. 3: 61-66
Charulatha, R., Prabhakar, S., Puratchimani, S., Sivamani, P., Kandeepan, C. and V. Thiagarajan, 2012. Serotyping of Salmonella strains isolated in and around Madurai, India. International Journal of current Science. 3: 57-60.
Periyasamy Sivamani, Ganesan Singaravelu, Venkatesan Thiagarajan, Tamilarasu Jayalakshmi and Gopal Ramesh Kumar, 2012. Comparative molecular docking analysis of essential oil constituents as elastase inhibitors. Bioinformation. 8(10): 457- 460.
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Praneetha, M. Karthikeyan, A. Sivanesan, D. Thiagarajan, V. and Rathinavelu, A. (2014). Pro-angiogenic effects of MDM2 through HIF-1α and NF-κB mediated mechanisms in LNCaP prostate cancer cells. Molecular Biology Reports, 41(8), 5533-5541. Impact factor: 1.889
Umamaheswari Natarajan, Thiagarajan Venkatesan, Vijayaraghavan Radhakrishnan, Shila Samuel and Appu Rathinavelu (2018). Comparative Effects of HDAC Inhibitor SAHA and MDM2 Inhibitor RG7388 in LNCaP Prostate Cancer cells. Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research. (Article in press) Impact factor: 0.548