Muthiah Kumaraswami, PhD

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Dr. Kumaraswami received his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In 2008, Dr. Kumaraswami received the Amgen Award for Basic Science Research from the M.D. Anderson Alumni and Faculty Association. He joined the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2010.

Research interests

Dr. Kumaraswami conducts translational research on the gene regulatory and drug-binding mechanisms of transcription regulators in bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. His research focuses on three major proteins (RopB, RofA, and RocA) that are involved in the coordinated regulation of virulence gene expression and group A streptococci pathogenesis.

Education/Academic qualification

Veterinary Sciences, BVSc, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Chennai

Microbial Genetics and Structural Biology, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Structural Biology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Area Keywords

  • Infectious Disease & Pathology

Free-text keywords

  • GAS pathogenesis
  • Staphylococcus Aureus


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