Anna University Chennai

Anna_University,_Chennai_logoAnna University was accredited with, highest rating, five star status in 2002 by the Indian University Grants Commission.

AU-KBC Research Centre within the Department of Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary research institution of global standing. It is actively involved in research in Life Sciences in the field of Nano-scale imaging, Vascular biology, Regenerative medicines, Cell and tissue modelling, Biosensors for diagnosis and Bioinformatics.

The vascular biology laboratory of Chatterjee’s group currently comprises 3 Post docs and 12 PhD students and is studying the mechanisms underlying nitric oxide involvement in vascular biology by using cell based assays.

Contributing staff
Suvro Chatterjee PhD, UGC-FRP Associate Professor
J. Manivannan PhD, post-doctoral fellow
Pavitra Kumar, PhD student
Suganya Natarajan, post-doctoral fellow

Relevant publications
1. Majumder S, Rajaram M, Muley A, Reddy HS, Tamilarasan KP, Kolluru GK, Sinha S, Siamwala JH, Gupta R, Ilavarasan R, Venkataraman S, Sivakumar KC,Anishetty S, Kumar PG, Chatterjee S. Thalidomide attenuates nitric oxide-driven angiogenesis by interacting with soluble guanylyl cyclase. Br J Pharmacol. 2009 Dec;158(7):1720-34.
2. Siamwala JH, Veeriah V, Priya MK, et al. Nitric oxide rescues thalidomide mediated teratogenicity. Scientific Reports. 2012;2:679. doi:10.1038/srep00679.
3.Priya MK, Sahu G, Soto-Pantoja DR, Goldy N, et al., Tipping off endothelial tubes: nitric oxide drives tip cells. Angiogenesis. 2015 Apr;18(2):175-89.