Senthil K. Ganesan, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Med

Senthil K. Ganesan, PhD

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Senthil Ganesan received his Ph.D in the field of Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy from the Indian Institute of Science. Prior to joining University of Arizona, he was an Assistant Professor (Research) at Brown University. He did his Post-doctoral research at Brown University and Northwestern University.

In his research career, he made significant contributions in the structural and functional characterization of protein complexes that are critical for the proper functioning of various cellular processes such as cell cycle, glucose metabolism, cell signaling, transcription and ion transports, with the ultimate long term goal to develop novel drugs against cancer and diabetes. To achieve this, he used various structural biology techniques including solution NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and Small angle X-ray scattering. 

Research Interests: 
  • MAP Kinase activation and regulation by solution NMR spectroscopy
  • Protein phosphatase 1 regulation by X-ray crystallography
Degrees: 
PhD, Biological Sciences: Indian Institute of Science, 2009
MSc Chemistry: Madurai Kamaraj University, 2002
Fellowship: 
Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India, INSA-Inspire Faculty Fellowship, 2012
University Grants Commission, Government of India, Senior Research Fellowship, 2002-2007
University Grants Commission, Government of India, Junior Research Fellowship, 2002-2007