Dr. Ram S. Veerapaneni
Research Interests/Selected Publications
Monitoring the Cyanobacterial blooms in Sandusky Bay:
I collaborate with Dr. George Bullerjahn at the main campus for this project. The objective of this project is to study the seasonal quantification of Planktothrix in Sandusky Bay. A team of undergraduate students at Firelands are involved in this project and are responsible for collecting and processing water samples from the lake that are analyzed for various indicators including but not limited to chlorophyll and microcystin.
Antimicrobial activity of curcumin and catechins:
This project is done in collaboration with Dr. Subha Nagarajan. We are interested in investigating and enhancing the antimicrobial properties of natural compounds like curcumin and catechins. Our work is focused on synthesizing a new class of compounds that are polymers of the naturally occurring compounds mentioned above. The synthesized compounds are tested for stability and their efficacy as antimicrobial agents.
McLean J and Veerapaneni R. Carson: Cluster or Coincidence. Published in case study library of National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, 2016.
Ma J., Liu Z., Michelotti N., Pitchiaya S., Veerapaneni R., Androsavich J., Walter N., and Yang W. High-resolution three-dimensional mapping of mRNA export through the nuclear pore. Nature Communications. 2013, 4:2414 doi:10.1038/ncomms3414.
Shtarkman YM, Kocer ZA, Edgar R, Veerapaneni R, D’Elia T, Morris PF and Rogers SO. Subglacial lake Vostok (Antarctica) accretion ice contains a diverse set of sequences from aquatic, marine and sediment-inhabiting bacteria and eukarya. Plos One. 2013, July;8(7):e67221.
Rogers S., Shtarkman Y., Kocer Z., Edgar R., Veerapaneni R., D’Elia T., Ecology and history of subglacial Lake Vostok, Antarctica based on metagenomic analyses of accretion ice, Biology. 2013,2, 629-650; doi:10.3390/biology2020629.
Knowlton C., Veerapaneni R., D’Elia T., Rogers S., Microbial Analyses of Ancient Ice Core Sections from Greenland and Antarctica, Biology. 2013,2, 206-232; doi:10.3390/biology 2010206.
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