Education

Graduate School
Madurai Kamaraj University (2000), Integrated Biology
Graduate School
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre Asr (2007), Molecular Genetics

Research Interest

  • Epigenetic mechanisms underlying cancer progression
  • ETS gene fusions in prostate cancer
  • Genomic rearrangements in cancer
  • Transcriptional regulation in prostate cancer

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

TRIP13 promotes error-prone nonhomologous end joining and induces chemoresistance in head and neck cancer.
Banerjee R, Russo N, Liu M, Basrur V, Bellile E, Palanisamy N, Scanlon CS, van Tubergen E, Inglehart RC, Metwally T, Mani RS, Yocum A, Nyati MK, Castilho RM, Varambally S, Chinnaiyan AM, D'Silva NJ Nat Commun 2014 5 4527
The histone methyltransferase Ezh2 is a crucial epigenetic regulator of allogeneic T-cell responses mediating graft-versus-host disease.
He S, Xie F, Liu Y, Tong Q, Mochizuki K, Lapinski PE, Mani RS, Reddy P, Mochizuki I, Chinnaiyan AM, Mineishi S, King PD, Zhang Y Blood 2013 Dec 122 25 4119-28
Role of transcriptional corepressor CtBP1 in prostate cancer progression.
Wang R, Asangani IA, Chakravarthi BV, Ateeq B, Lonigro RJ, Cao Q, Mani RS, Camacho DF, McGregor N, Schumann TE, Jing X, Menawat R, Tomlins SA, Zheng H, Otte AP, Mehra R, Siddiqui J, Dhanasekaran SM, Nyati MK, Pienta KJ, Palanisamy N, Kunju LP, Rubin MA, Chinnaiyan AM, Varambally S Neoplasia 2012 Oct 14 10 905-14

Honors & Awards

  • American Cancer Society (ACS-IRG) New Investigator Award in Cancer Research
    (2014-2015)
  • NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00)
    (2012-2017)
  • AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Scholar-in-Training Award
    (2011)
  • AACR‑Aflac, Incorporated Scholar-in-Training Award
    (2010)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award
    (2010-2013)