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Ramu Anandakrishnan, PhD

Ramaoorthi Anandakrishnan

Ramu Anandakrishnan, PhD

Assistant Professor for Biomedical Sciences
Campus: 
Virginia Campus
Office: 

Knollwood

Department/Discipline: 
Email: 
ranandakrishnan [at] vt.vcom.edu
Curriculum Vitae: 

Biological organisms represent the most complex systems imaginable. Understanding how they function requires the knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. Our computational biology and bioinformatics group integrates knowledge across disciplines to study biological systems with the goal of understanding the mechanisms underlying diseases.

Education

2011 Virginia Tech PhD - Computer Science
1979 University of Maryland MBA - Finance
1977 Indian Institute of Technology BTech - Mechanical Engineering

 

Current Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Member, Biophysical Society

Current Research Projects

  • OR2T7: A prognostic marker and a potential therapeutic target for glioblastoma

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2019

Anandakrishnan R, Varghese R, Kinney N, Garner HR. Estimating the number of genetic mutations (hits) required for tumorigenesis based on the distribution of somatic mutations. PLoS Comput Biol. 2019 Mar 7;15(3):e1006881. PMID: 30845172.

30845172
2019

Dash S, Kinney N, Varghese R, Garner H, Feng W, Anandakrishnan R. Differentiating between cancer and normal tissue samples using multi-hit combinations of genetic mutations. Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 30;9(1):1005. PMID: 30700767.

30700767
2019

Kinney N, Titus-Glover K, Wren JD, Varghese RT, Michalak P, Liao H, Anandakrishnan R, Pulenthiran A, Kang L, Garner HR. CAGm: a Repository of Germline Microsatellite Variations in the 1000 Genomes Project, Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D39-D45. PMID: 30329086.

30329086
2019

Ramu A, Izadi S, Onufriev AV. Why computed protein folding landscapes are sensitive to the water model. Journal of chemical theory and computation. 2019 Jan 8;15(1):625-636. PMID: 30514080.

30514080
2018

Fenley AT, Anandakrishnan R, Kidane YH, Onufriev AV. Modulation of nucleosomal DNA accessibility via charge-altering post-translational modifications in histone core. Epigenetics & chromatin. 2018 Mar 16;11):11. PMID: 29548294.

29548294
2017

Kinney N, Varghese RT, Anandakrishnan R, Garner HR. ZDHHC3 as a risk and mortality marker for breast cancer in African American Women. Cancer Informatics. 2017;16:1–6. PMID: 29276372.

29276372
2017

Ramu R, Zuckerman DM. Biophysical comparison of ATP-driven proton pumping mechanisms suggests a kinetic advantage for the rotary process depending on coupling ratio. PloS one. 2017 Mar 20;12(3):e0173500. PMID: 28319179.

28319179
2016

Izadi S, Anandakrishnan R, Onufriev AV. Implicit solvent model for million-atom atomistic simulations: Insights into the organization of 30-nm chromatin fiber. Journal of chemical theory and computation. 2016 Dec 13;12(12):5946-5959. PMID: 27748599.

27748599
2016

Anandakrishnan R, Zhang Z, Donovan-Maiye R, Zuckerman DM. Biophysical comparison of ATP synthesis mechanisms shows a kinetic advantage for the rotary process. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2016 Oct 4;113(40):11220-11225. PMID: 27647911.

27647911