Ramachandran Surya

Ramachandran Surya Ph.D


Program Scientist

Field of Expertise
Molecular Cardiology
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala

Dr Surya Ramachandran is a Program Scientist in the Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes Biology program at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, India. She obtained her Doctorate in Microbiology with specialization in Tumor Biology from Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum. She then did a three year post doctoral program on a Department of Biotechnology fellowship with Professor C C Kartha at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology before joining the department as a program scientist. Her primary research interest is the study of pathogenesis of inflammatory vascular disease in type 2 diabetes. Her studies on secretory monocyte proteins have led to the identification of cyclophilin A as an important marker of detecting vascular complications in type 2 diabetes. She has been trained in LC-Tandem Mass Spectrometry& Proteomic technologies as part of a Visiting Scientist fellowship from Oklahoma Medical Research foundation, Oklahoma, USA. She is also the recipient of Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Science Medicine and Surgery from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Canada. She also serves as an Editorial board member of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, an International Journal for Chemical Biology in Health and Disease, Springer Journals and as a reviewer of Plos One published by Public Library of Science.