Surendra Rajpurohit, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Biochemistry &
Molecular Biology
Cancer Research Center
Medical College of Georgia (AU)
1410 Laney Walker Blvd, CN 3116A
Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA

E-mail: srajpurohit@augusta.edu

Biography

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• (1990-1994) PhD Biochemistry M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
• (1986-1988) MS (Zoology) M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
• (1982-1986) BS (Biology) Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

• (2014-2014) Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Nita Maihle’s Lab at Division of Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers, Cancer Center, Medical College of Georgia (MCG), Georgia Regents University (GRU), Augusta, GA
• (2014-2014) Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Betty Pace’s Lab at Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia (MCG), Georgia Regents University (GRU), Augusta, GA
• (2012-2013) Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Jeff Mumm’s Lab at Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia (MCG), GHSU, Augusta, GA
• (2012-2012) Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dr Arup Neogi’s Lab at University of North Texas, Denton, TX
• (2007-2012) Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dr Pudur Jagadeeswarn’s Lab at University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Research Interest

His research interests include: EGF/HER/ErbB Receptor Biology, Cancer Biomarker, Drug Discovery, Zebrafish as Model Organism.

Scientific Activities

AWARDS

• America Heart Association (AHA) awarded the New Investigator Travel Award on abstract, Effect of Acute Hypoxia on Cardiovascular Function in Zebrafish, at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2010 Scientific Sessions-Technological and Conceptual Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, held July 19-22, 2010, at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California
• This presentation Abstract was recognized as among the top 10 percent of the accepted abstracts; as result this presentation was selected to be presentation at Scientific Sessions 2010, November 13-17, in Chicago

MEMBERSHIPS

• American Heart Association (Council of Basic Cardiovascular Research)
• International Zebrafish Society
• International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
• Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (Life Member)

Publications

1. Wanga G, Rajpurohit SK, Delasprea F, et al. First quantitative high-throughput screen in zebrafish identifies novel pathways for increasing pancreatic β-cell mass. Elife. 2015; 4. doi: /10.7554/eLife.08261
2. Urban BE, Neogi P, Senthilkumar K, et al. Bioimaging using the optimized nonlinear optical properties of zno nanoparticles. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. IEEE Journal of. 2012; 18: 1451-1456. doi: 10.1109/JSTQE.2012.2184793
3. Jagadeeswaran P, Carrillo M, Radhakrishnan UP, Rajpurohit SK, Kim S. Laserinduced thrombosis in zebrafish. Methods in cell biology. 2011; 101: 197. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-387036-0.00009-8
4. Carrillo M, Kim S, Rajpurohit SK, Kulkarni V, Jagadeeswaran P. Zebrafish von willebrand factor. Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases. 2010; 45: 326-333. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2010.10.002
5. Kim S, Radhakrishnan UP, Rajpurohit SK, Kulkarni V, Jagadeeswaran P. Vivomorpholino knockdown of αiib: A novel approach to inhibit thrombocyte function in adult zebrafish. Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases. 2010; 44: 169-174. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2009.12.004
6. Kim S, Carlson R, Zafreen L, Rajpurohit SK, Jagadeeswaran P. Modular, easy to-assemble, low-cost zebrafish facility. Zebrafish. 2009; 6: 269-274. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2009.0587
7. Rajpurohit S, Pendse A, Barjatiya M, Singh P. Effectiveness of potassium citrate therapy in the management of nephrolithiasis. Urolithiasis. 1996; 1996: 450.
8. Singh P, Pendse A, Ahmed A, Ramavataram D, Rajpurohit SK. A study of recurrent stone formers with special reference to renal tubular acidosis. Urological Research. 1995; 23: 201-203. doi: 10.1007/BF00389574
9. Rajpurohit SK, Pendse A, Ahmed A, Singh P. Complete distal renal tubular acidosis: Biochemical profile of a case. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 1992; 7: 205-206. doi: 10.1007/BF02886681
10. Ahmed A, Pendse A, Rajpurohit SK, Singh P. Assessment of renal acidification capacity of stone formers by acid challenge test. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry. 1992; 7: 171-178. doi: 10.1007/BF02886674