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Education:

  • PDF in Hemostasis and Thrombosis (2011), University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Ph.D., in Crystallography & Biophysics (2011), University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Phil. in Ultrasonic (2005). Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  • M.Sc., in Physics (2004), S.R.K.V. CAS, Coimbatore.
  • B.Sc., in Physics (2002), S.R.K.V. CAS, Coimbatore.

Specialization

  • Protein purification and characterization
  • Crystallization and Structure determination

Current Areas of Research

  • Protein purification.
  • Encapsulation of bioinoculants (Biofertilizers & Biocontrol agents).
  • Developing nano formulation to extent the shelf life of fruits (Tomato).
  • Developing nano formulation to improve germination in black and green gram.
  • Encapsulation of volatiles using sericin gel.

Selected publications:

  • Platelets contain tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 derived from megakaryocytes and inhibits fibrinolysis. Vadivel K, Ponnuraj SM, Kumar Y, Zaiss AK, Bunce MW, Camire RM, Wu L, Evseenko D, Herschman HR, Bajaj MS, Bajaj SP. J Biol Chem. 2014 Nov 7; 289(45):31647-61.
  • Crystal structure of liganded T-state hemoglobin from cat (Felis silvestris catus) a low oxygen affinity species in two different crystal forms, Balasubramanian Moovarkumudalvan, Sathya Moorthy Ponnuraj, Neelagandan Kamariah, Ramya Ramadoss, Prasanna R Kolatkar and Ponnuswamy. M. N. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2014 (70):1898-906.
  • Structural studies on a low oxygen affinity hemoglobin from mammalian species: sheep (Ovis aries) Neelagandan Kamariah, Sathya Moorthy Ponnuraj, Balasubramanian Moovarkumudalvan, M. N. Ponnuswamy, Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Jul 18;450(1):36-41.
  • Decoy plasminogen receptor containing a selective kunitz- inhibitory domain, Biochemistry, Yogesh Kumar, Kanagasabai Vadivel, Amy E. Schmidt, Godwin I Ogueli, Sathya Moorthy Ponnuraj, Nalaka Rannulu, Joseph A. loo, Madhu S. Bajaj and S. Paul Bajaj. Biochemistry, 53(3), 505-517, (2013).
  • Structural studies of haemoglobin from pisces species shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) at 1.9 Å resolution. Pandian Ramesh, S. S. Sundaresan, Sathya Moorthy, M. Balasubramanian and M. N. Ponnuswamy. J. Synchroton Rad. 20, 843-847, (2013).
  • Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies on goat (Capra hircus) hemoglobin – A low oxygen affinity species. Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan, M. Balasubramanian, and M. N. Ponnuswamy. Protein & Peptide Letters, 16, 454-456. (2009).
  • Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction studies on avian hemoglobin from pigeon (Columba livia) Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan, M. Balasubramanian and M. N. Ponnuswamy, Acta Cryst. F65, 120-122 (2009).
  • Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic study of low oxygen-affinity hemoglobin from camel (Camelus dromedaries): A high oxygen affinity lowland species. Balasubramanian, Pon. Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan, M.N. Ponnuswamy, , Acta Cryst, F65, 773-775 (2009).
  • Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic study of low oxygen-affinity hemoglobin from cat (Felis silvestris catus) in two different crystal forms. Balasubramanian, Pon. Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan and
    M. N. Ponnuswamy. Acta Cryst. F65, 313-316, (2009).
  • Preliminary crystallographic study of hemoglobin from buffalo (Bubbalus bubbalis): A low oxygen affinity species. M. Balasubramanian, Sathya Moorthy, K. Neelagandan, M.N. Ponnuswamy, Protein & Peptide Letters, 16, 213-215 (2009).
  • Anbu, M. Kandaswamy, Pon. Sathya Moorthy, M. Balasubramanian,
    M. N. Ponnuswamy. New polyaza macrobicyclic binucleating ligands and their binuclear copper (II) complexes: Electrochemical, catalytic and DNA cleavage studies. Polyhedron, 28, 49-56 (2009).
  •  Crystal structure determination of sheep (Ovis aries) methemoglobin at 2.7Ǻ resolution. K. Neelagandan, Pon. Sathya Moorthy, M. Balasubramanian, and M.N. Ponnuswamy, Acta Cryst. A64, C349-350, (2008).
  • Crystallization of sheep (Ovis aries) and goat (Capra hircus) hemoglobin under unbuffered low-salt condition. K. Neelagandan, Pon. Sathya Moorthy, M. Balasubramanian, and M.N. Ponnuswamy, Acta Cryst. F63, 887-889 (2007).
  • Crystal structure of ethyl 2-acetamidomethyl-5-methoxy-1-(phenylsulfonyl) indole-3-carboxylate. Sathya Moorthy, M. Balasubramanian, V. Dhayalan, A. K. Mohanakrishnan and M. N. Ponnuswamy. Acta Cryst. E63, o4223 (2007).
  • Crystal structure of 2-(4-Methoxybenzyl)-3-methyl-1-phenylsulfonyl-1H-indole. Balasubramanian, Pon. Sathya. Moorthy, V. DhayalanA. K. Mohanakrishnan and M. N. Ponnuswamy. Acta Cryst. E63, o4134 (2007).

Teaching Responsibilities:

Post-Graduate Program :

  • NST 601, Nano Physics (2+0)
  • NST 603, Basics in Synthesis of Nanomaterials (2+1)
  • NST 604, Instrumentation in Nanotehnology-I (0+2)
  • NST 605, Instrumentation in Nanotehnology-II (0+2)
  • NST 612, Application of Nanotechnology in Energy systems (1+0)

Undergraduate Program:

  • PHY101, Engineering Physics (2+2)
  • PHY121, Biophysics (1+1)
  • PHY 152, Basic Electronics (2+1)