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Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Department of Chemistry and Biophysics
University of Michigan
930 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1055

Phone: (734) 647-6572
Fax: (734) 615-3790


Ph.D., Chemistry, 1990 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
M.Sc., Chemistry, 1984 Madurai Kamaraj University, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, 1982 Madurai Kamaraj University, India


  • 2013-present Robert W Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics
  • 2008-present Professor, Biophysics & Chemistry
  • 2002-2008 Associate Professor, Biophysics & Department of Chemistry , University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Research Assistant Scientist, Biophysics Research Division, University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 1993-1996 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1992-1993 Scientist, Biometrology Laboratory, JEOL Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
  • 1990-1992 Fellow Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute, India


  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellow,Technical University of Munich, 2015
  • Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, 2012
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2009
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 2009
  • Willsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
  • NSF Career Development Award
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Osaka University (2005)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (2008)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Mainz (2009)

Research Interests

    Research interests include the structure, dynamics, and function of macromolecules with a special interest in membrane-associated peptides/proteins. The specific biological systems investigated are cytochrome P450, P450 reductase, cytochrome b5, misfolded amyloid proteins (amyloid-beta and IAPP), and antimicrobial peptides. Other systems that are being investigated in collaboration using NMR techniques are bone and nanomaterials.