Ramasamy Paulmurugan works as an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA. He received his M.S. degree in biomedical genetics and his Ph.D. degree in molecular virology from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. After serving as scientist for four years, he joined the School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA, as a Visiting Scientist. In 2003 he moved to Stanford as a Senior Research Scientist. Since 2009 he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology in Stanford University under the Molecular Imaging Program (MIPS). Paulmurugan is a pioneer in developing split-reporter protein complementation systems for different reporter genes (luciferases, fluorescent proteins, and thymidine kinase) and has been using this system for imaging cellular protein-protein interactions, protein folding, and protein dimerizations in living animals. Currently his lab (Cellular Pathway Imaging Laboratory (CPIL)) is working on the application of different imaging strategies to evaluate the therapeutic role of ERbeta, another important estrogen receptor, which has been recently identified as one of the major player in estrogen biology.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013