EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Prem K. Ramasamy
Prem K. Ramasamy
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biochemistry
Brandeis University
USA
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Prem Ramasamy, completed his Ph.D. in Biophysics with specialization in structural biology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India and working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Biochemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA. He is on the editorial board of European Journal of Medicinal Plants, Der Pharmacia Sinica, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Health Care, and Advance research in Pharmaceuticals & Biologicals and also serving on reviewer panel of many peer-reviewed journals including Protein Science, Acta Cryst Sect. F, Frontiers journals, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. He has been working on understanding the mechanism of several different proteins, notably on recoverin, a small calcium ion binding protein in the vertebrate visual system, as well as several terpene synthases, enzymes involved in the committed step in terpene biosynthetic pathways. Recently, he has solved the structure of the guanylyl cyclase domain of a newly discovered rhodopsin-guanylyl cyclase fusion protein from the aquatic fungus Blastocladiela emersonii. This fusion protein is of particular interest because of its use in optogenetic studies. For his doctorate, he was working on structural studies and inhibitor design of various proteins including phospholipase A2, hyaluronidase, and lactoferrin.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Terpene synthase: Prem Ramasamy is working on to characterize the structure and enantiomer selection mechanism of the limonene synthase, a monoterpene cyclase from the navel orange, and trying to identify the enzyme’s reaction intermediates in the catalytic pathway. 

Vision pathway: Prem Ramasamy is studying several of the proteins involved in visual phototransduction. His work focuses on the calcium-dependent interaction between recoverin and rhodopsin kinase, which delays termination of the visual signal by phosphorylation of rhodopsin. More recently, he is also working on two fungal opsins that are naturally fused to either a guanylyl cyclase or phosphodiesterase and modulate the phototransduction-signaling cascade.



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Maize Research Department
Agricultural Research Centre
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Mohamed Abdel Rahman
Researcher
Division of Environmental Studies and Land Use (DESLU)
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
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Sanku Dattamudi
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Waleed Fouad Abobatta
Department of Horticulture
Horticulture Research Institute
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Vesna Rastija
Associate professor
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Ram Roshan Sharma
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Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India
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Assistant Professor
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Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), India
Hakan Ulukan
Professor
Faculty of Agriculture
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H.C. Yashavantha Rao
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Alihan Cokkizgin
Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Ankara University
Turkey
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Agricultural Science
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Benin And AVRDC- The World Vegetable Center in Taiwan
Taiwan
Muhammad Anwar
College of Horticulture
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P.R.China
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Principal investigator UGC Project
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India
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Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Production
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