Parthasarathy Rangarajan, PhD

Transplant Tolerance Lab, Schulze Diabetes Institute

Parthasarathy Rangarajan, PhD

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Transplant Tolerance Lab, Schulze Diabetes Institute

PhD, Bharathidasan University, India, 2011


Partha joined SDI in January 2019 as a Researcher-5. He moved to the University of Minnesota from Pondicherry University, India. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas, working on various aspects of drug discovery and host-tumor interaction. For his work, he received the Meritorious Young Investigator Award by the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR) in 2015. He has expertise in the field of cell biology and is well versed with various techniques such as tissue culture, flow cytometry, Immunohistochemistry, etc., Dr. Rangarajan currently works with Dr. Sabarinathan Ramachandran in the area of cellular immunotherapeutics.



Rangarajan, P., Subramaniam, D., Paul, S., Kwatra, D., Palaniyandi, K., Islam, S., Harihar, S., Ramalingam, S., Gutheil, W., Putty, S., Pradhan, R., Padhye, S., Welch, DR., Anant, S., Dhar, A. Crocetinic acid inhibits hedgehog signaling to inhibit pancreatic cancer stem cells. Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 29;6(29):27661-73. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget. 4871.

Ponnurangam, S., Standing, D., Rangarajan, P., Subramaniam, D. Tandutinib targets the c-Kit/PI3 Kinase/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway to inhibit colon cancer growth. Mol Cancer Ther 2013;12:598-609.

Kaushik, G., Ramalingam, S., Subramaniam, D., Rangarajan, P., Protti, P., Rammamoorthy, P., Anant, S., Mammen, J. Honokiol induces cytotoxic and cytostatic effects in malignant melanoma cancer cells. The American Journal of Surgery. 2012 Dec;204(6):868-73.

Rangarajan, P., Nivethetha, M., Brindha, P. Hepatoprotective activity of Caesalpinia bonducella on paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity in male albino rats. Indian Drugs 2007; 44(5): 401-404.

Muthuraman, M., Dorairaj, S., Rangarajan, P., Pemaiah, B. Antitumor and antioxidant potential of Tragia plukenetii R. Smith on Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice. African Journal of Biotechnology 2008; 7(20): 3527-3530.