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Karthik Chandrababu

930 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

(734) 763-9318

Academic Background:

Dec. 2015 – till date         Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Post-Doctoral                                             Associate, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), US Army                                             Institute of Surgical Research, Houston

                                         Advisors: Professors A. Ramamoorthy and Kai Leung

Aug. 2011 – Dec.2015     Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CA,                                                USA.

                                         Advisor: Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak

Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2011    Research Associate, National University of SingaporeSingapore.

                                         Advisor: Professor Yang Daiwen

Jan. 2005 – Jan. 2010     PhD StudentNational University of SingaporeSingapore.

                                         Advisor: Professor Yang Daiwen

Research Projects
Biophysical characterization of Anti-microbial peptides to address their structure activity

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Key Publications

5) Jingtan Su, Karthik Balakrishna Chandrababu, Janet Moradian-Oldak Ameloblastin Peptide encoded by exon 5 interacts with amelogenin N-terminus (Submitted to Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications on Feb 12, 2016).

4) Bekshe Lokappa S, Karthik Balakrishna Chandrababu* and Moradian-Oldak J. Tooth enamel protein amelogenin binds to ameloblast cell membrane-mimicking vesicles via its N-terminus. (Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2015, 464, 956-961. * Co-first author).

3) Bekshe Lokappa S, Karthik Balakrishna Chandrababu, Dutta K, Perovic I, Spencer Evans J, Moradian-Oldak J. Interactions of amelogenin with phospholipids. (Biopolymers 2015, 103, 96-108).

2) Karthik Balakrishna Chandrababu, Dutta K, Lokappa SB, Ndao M, Evans JS,
Moradian-Oldak J. Structural adaptation of tooth enamel protein amelogenin in the
presence of SDS micelles. (Biopolymers. 2014, 101, 525-535).

1) Karthik Balakrishna Chandrababu, Ho B and Yang D. Structure, dynamics, and
activity of an all-cysteine mutated human beta defensin-3 peptide analogue.
(Biochemistry 2009, 48, 6052-6061)