Tirumalai Rangasamy is a Research Assistant Professor at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. He is also an Associate Member of the American Thoracic Society, and a Member of the Society of Toxicology. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, in 1997 and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; Marie Curie University, Paris, France; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship in 1990 and Senior Research Fellowship in 1992 by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India. He won Best Paper Presentation Awards in three Indian National Conferences. Dr. Rangasamy received a Lasker Fellowship (USA) in 2001, a Scholar in Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research in 2003, and Best Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2005, Peter Henson Award for Best Poster Presentation at ICLIP Conference-Colorado in 2011, and Travel Award to attend the Stem Cell Biology meeting at the University of Vermont in 2011. He has published more than 18 articles and presented more than 35 abstracts in international journals. Dr. Rangasamy’s research is focused on cigarette smoke-mediated lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and on the immunobiology of allergic asthma as well as on the development and testing of stem-cell-based therapy for oxidative stress related lung diseases.
Biography Updated on 17 September 2012