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Dr. Nagarajan Selvamurugan

Ph.D

Research Professor


Academic Experience

  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, MGR College, Hosur, TN, India 1992-1992
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 1992-1996
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 1996-1998
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 1998-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, USA 2000-2007
  • Professor, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences, Kochi, Kerala, India. 2008-2009
  • Professor, Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur. India. 2009-Present

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • Attended and participated in more than 50 international conferences
  • Delivered more than 90 invited talks
  • Achievements, Awards and Honors
  • Recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, USA, 1997
  • Recipient of a Travel Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, USA, 1998
  • Recipient of AIMM-ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigators Travel Grant, USA, 1999
  • Member, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA
  • Scientific Review Member, Breast Cancer Study Section, Department of Defense, USA
  • Scientific Review Member, Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, USA
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Dr. ALM Post Graduate Institute of basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India (2007-2008)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Nano Science and Nanotechnology, Directorate of Natural Resource Management, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA (2015-present)

Memberships

  • Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India

Lab Websitehttp://mysrm.srmuniv.ac.in/tecrl/


  • Bone Tissue Engineering
  • Stem cell differentiation towards osteoblast
  • Breast Cancer and Bone Metastasis
  • “A review on chitosan and its derivatives in bone tissue engineering,” Carbohydrate Polymers 151: 172-188, 2016.
  • “MicroRNA-590-5p stabilizes Runx2 by targeting Smad7 during osteoblast differentiation,” Journal of Cellular Physiology 2016 May 18, 2016.
  • “Regulation of Runx2 by Histone Deacetylases in Bone,” Current Protein & Peptide Science 17: 343-351, 2016.
  • “Nanohydroxyapatite-reinforced chitosan composite hydrogel for bone tissue repair in vitro and in vivo,” Journal of Nanobiotechnology 13: 40, 2015.
  • “Effect of Size of Bioactive Glass Nanoparticles on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation for Dental and Orthopedic Applications,” Materials Science and Engineering C 53: 142-149, 2015.
  • “Runx2, a target gene for activating transcription factor-3 in human breast cancer cells,” Tumor Biology 36: 1923-1931, 2015.
  • “Role of Mesoporous Wollastonite (Calcium Silicate) in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Osteoblast Differentiation: A Cellular and Molecular Study,” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 11: 1124-1138, 2015.
  • “Biomaterials mediated microRNA delivery for bone tissue engineering,” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 74: 404-412, 2015.
  • “A positive role of microRNA-15b on regulation of osteoblast differentiation,” Journal of Cellular Physiology 229: 1236-1244, 2014
  • “Regulation of breast cancer and bone metastasis by MicroRNAs,” Disease Markers 35: 369-387, 2013.
  • “Biocomposite scaffolds containing chitosan/alginate/nano-silica for bone tissue engineering,” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 109: 294-300, 2013.
  • “MicroRNAs: Synthesis, Gene Regulation and Osteoblast Differentiation,” Current Issues in Molecular Biology 15: 7-18, 2013.

  • Molecular Biology
  • Vector Biology
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • rDNA Technology
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Cancer Biology

SRM Research Institute,
R-10, 13th floor, Central library building,
SRM University, Kattankulathur,
Chennai – 603 203.
Tel: +91-44-2741-1275
Email: selvamurugan.n@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in