Welcome to the

Ramamoorthy (Rams) lab!

Ramamoorthy lab - Fall 2019

Behind row (left-to-right) - Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, Giacomo Di Mauro, Nathaniel Hardin, Vojc Kocman, Thirupathi Ravula, Satoshi NagaoFront row (left-to-right) - Krishnarjuna Bankala, Sarah Cox, Andrea Stoddard, Zhou Deng, Kevin Nguyen, Xiaofeng Dai, Bikash Sahoo


Welcoming a post-doctoral fellow Dr. Mohammad Hajipour!

  • Congratulation Thiru on his new job! Thiru joins the NMRFAM at the University of Wisconsin.

  • Thiru's manuscript accepted for publication - Congratulations, Thiru!

"Synthesis, Characterization, and Nanodisc formation of Non-ionic Polymers", Angew.Chem. (2021).

"A Solid-State NMR Study to Probe the Effects of Divalent Metal Ions (Ca2+ and Mg2+) on

the Magnetic-Alignment of Polymer Based Lipid‐Nanodiscs", Langmuir (2021).

Krishna's manuscripts accepted for publication - Congratulations, Krishna!

  • "Nanodisc reconstitution of flavin mononucleotide binding domain of cytochrome-P450-reductase enables high-resolution NMR probing", Chemical Communications (2021).

  • "Solid-state packing dictates the unexpected solubility of aromatic peptides", Cell Reports Physical Science (2021).

  • see GenScript links on Krishna's publication on the direct 'detergent-free' extraction of cyt-b5:



Congratulations, Bikash!

  • "Degradation of Alzheimer’s amyloid-β by a catalytically inactive insulin-degrading enzyme", Journal of Molecular Biology (2021).

  • "Investigation of the effects of two major secretory granules components, insulin and zinc, on human-IAPP amyloid aggregation and membrane damage", Chemistry and Physics of Lipids (2021).

  • Bikash joined the HHMI institute as a staff scientist to work in the lab of Professor James Bardwell at Michigan.

Congratulations, Katya (Katerina Kornievskaia) on your being awarded the summer undergraduate research fellowship from the Chemistry Department!

Congratulations, Dr. Giacomo Di Mauro!

  • Giacomo's manuscript is now accepted for publication in Langmuir (Feb.2021).

  • Giacomo successfully defends thesis research and graduates with a PhD degree in Chemistry (Dec.2020).

  • Giacomo is joining Professor Matthias Buck's research group in the Physiology and Biophysics Department at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (https://physiology.case.edu/research/labs/buck-lab/). (Jan.2021)

Congratulations to the Rams-lab Alumni

  • Dr. Rui Huang becomes an Assistant Professor of Chemistry position at the University of Guelph, Canada.

  • Dr. Vojc Kocman accepted a faculty position at the Slovenian NMR Centre, Slovenia.

  • Dr. Joshua Damron becomes a Scientist at the Oakridge National Lab, Tennessee, USA.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Brender becomes a Staff Scientist at NCI, NIH.

  • Dr. Nathaniel Hardin accepts a position at Savannah River National Lab, South Carolina USA.

NMR and Music: Rams lab presents "NMR and Music." Please, check out our initiative here. Please, check out our initiative here.

The Rams-lab welcomes Samuel McCalpin, a Chemistry Rotation student!


The Rams-lab welcomes Joseph Marte, a Chemistry Rotation student!


The Rams-lab welcomes Najae Escoffery, a Chemistry Rotation student!


Welcome to Adithi Voleti, a PreMed

undergradaute student at UM


December 2020

Welcome Katerina Kornievskaia (Katya), an undergraduate student at UM. katalice@umich.edu

The Ramamoorthy lab welcomes a new virtual member: Katya!

Fun facts: I am a junior majoring in biochemistry and I will be researching the role of metals in IAPP aggregation, as well as their effect on the environment. After graduating, I will be applying to medical schools to earn an MD. Also I am fluent in Russian, I love rock climbing, and I summited my first mountain (Mt. Washington in New Hampshire) this past summer.

September 2020

Welcome Stanislav Cherepanov!

The Ramamoorthy lab welcomes a Biophysics rotation student.

Welcome Srikar Munukutla!

The Ramamoorthy lab welcomes his first "virtual member" Srikar, who will be studying the musical aspects of NMR spectroscopy!

Srikar Munukutla obtained his BS in Biology, Health, and Society from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2020. His past research interests include identifying molecular mechanisms in diabetes and related heart diseases. He holds a strong interest in NMR, and wishes to pursue its applications to biology as well as education.

August 2020

Molecular Bases of Proteinopathies

A virtual meeting of talks, activities, and discussion on "protein multimerization: the bad and the good"

Click here for more details...

Congratulations Nate for the post-doctoral fellow position in the Professor Bart's lab. Now (Jan.2021), joining the Savannah River National Lab! Best wishes.

January 2020

Nathaniel Hardin's Dissertation Defense - January 9th

January 9th - Nate successfully defended his dissertation with the title "Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers and Development of Polymer Based Lipid-Nanodiscs".

Congratulations on your Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr. Nate!

December 2019

Congratulations Sarah for the post-doctoral fellow position at the National University of Singapore! Best wishes.

Sarah Cox's Dissertation Defense - December 6th

December 6th - Sarah Cox successfully defended her dissertation with the title "Biophysical Characterization of Amyloid Disease-Related Peptides Using Small Molecule Tools".

The entire Ramamoorthy lab fully supported her with a customized T-shirt.

Congratulations on your Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr. Cox!

November 2019

Rams' Inaugural Lecture - November 17th

November 17th - Excellent talk from Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, a.k.a. Rams, on "Probing Membrane-Assisted Dynamic Protein-Protein Interactions by NMR".

What a great support from the lab members!


Rams' Inaugural Lecture - November 17th

November 4th - Mark your calendar and join us on November 11th at 4:00 PM at the 10th floor of Weiser Hall at the University of Michigan.

Professor Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, the Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, Inaugural Lecture will present his latest research about "Probing Membrane-Assisted Dynamic Protein-Protein Interactions by NMR".

More information are available here.

October 2019

Rams visited Nankai University in China

Check this out.

Students abroad love the University of Michigan and support Rams' Lab.

#goblue #gorams

Amazing seminar from Dr. Jennifer Lee from NIH

October 17th - Dr. Jennifer Lee from NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA visited our lab.

Thank you for such a great talk about "Membrane Interactions and Amyloid Formation of alpha-Synuclein".

Biophysics Annual Retreat 2019

October 21st - Rams lab participate to the Annual Biophysics Retreat 2019 at the Washtenaw Golf Club in Ypsilanti, MI.

A lovely day sharinging our latest data with the Biophysics community at the University of Michigan, recruting new students.

New website for the Rams lab

October 7th - A new website is officially available for the Rams lab. Enjoy!

Biophysics Graduate Student Seminar

October 4th - Congratulations to Dr. Bikash Sahoo for his amazing talk on "Nanodiscs: A powerful tool to probe protein misfolding and amyloid aggregation".

The whole lab participated offering great (and customized) support!

October 1st - We are pleased to welcome Jesse and Joseph.

Jesse is a Biophysics Ph.D. student, rotating in our lab for the Fall 2019 semester.

Joseph, after a collaboration during the Spring/Summer '17 term, is back to the Ramamoorthy lab for the Fall '19 semester.

Biophysics Ph.D. program
Biology, B.Sc.

September 2019

Thank you Dr. Subramaniam Ganapathy!

We kindly thank Dr. Ganapathy for his valuable help during the time spent visiting our lab. He is now back to India where more students can benefit of his skills

See you soon!

Great success for the Gateway NMR Meeting

September 22nd, 2019

Thank you all for coming, see you all in 2020!

Seminar from Prof. Haribabu Arthanari

September 20th, 2019

Thanks to prof. Haribabu Arthanari from Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for his amazing talk about "Emerging methods in solution NMR and applications to illuminate blind spots in human biology".

Check out our upcoming event! A 2-day full-immersion NMR meeting is heading to the University of Michigan. Click here for more information and find out the schedule and the list of key note and invited speakers.

Great Seminar from prof. Lucia Banci

September 2nd, 2019

Prof. Lucia Banci from CERM, Florence, Italy visited our lab.

Thank you for such an amazing talk about "In Vivo NMR".

In the picture, from left-to-right: Thirupathi, Rams, Lucia Banci, Giacomo.

Lab member's Highlights

Nate Hardin obtains his Ph.D.! January, 2020. Congratulations, Dr. (Fancy) Nate!

Sarah Cox obtains her Ph.D.! December, 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Sarah!

Katie Gentry obtains her Ph.D! December, 2018

Congratulations to Katie for receiving a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship!

Joshua Damron obtains his Ph.D.! March 14, 2018

Congratulations, Dr. Josh!

Kian Kamgar-Parsi obtains his Ph.D! December 14, 2017

Congratulations, Dr. Kian!

Congratulations to Kian and Sarah for both winning a poster competition award! - International Conference on Protein Misfolded Diseases, Catania, Sicily, Italy (July 31-August 3 2017)

Kyle Korshavn obtains his Ph.D! December 14, 2016

Congratulations, Dr. Kyle!

Congratulations to Rams for winning a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award!

Read the article here!

Congratulations to Kyle for winning a Conference Travel Grant for his wonderful talk at the Karle Symposium!

Congratulations to Kyle for receiving the Henry Earle Riggs Dissertation Fellowship!

Meng Zhang obtains her Ph.D! May 13, 2016

Congratulations, Dr. Meng!

Congratulations to Meng and Kyle for the 2016 Summer Research Award from the Chemistry Department!

Amit Pithadia obtains his Ph.D. December 11, 2015

Congratulations, Dr. Amit!

Samuel Kotler obtains his Ph.D. August 3, 2015

Congratulations, Dr. Sam!

Josh receives an NSF fellowship 2015

Congratulations, Josh!

Nirbhay Jain receives the 2015 Walter Yates Award 2015

Congratulations, Nirbhay!

Rams has been appointed as Hans Fischer Senior Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study at Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany

Ali and Michael receive the Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2015

Congratulations, Ali and Michael!