Senior Research Assistant
Shashi has joined the Villapol Laboratory as a Senior Research Assistant, she has degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry (2004), and a Master’s in Biochemistry (2006) along with over 6 years of experience in biomedical research and laboratory management. She previously worked in the RNA Core Lab, and has been with HMRI for almost four years. Before joining the RI she worked as a Research Associate at UTMB studying animal models of Traumatic Brain Injury and has strong experience in Molecular Biology techniques.
Sahana Suresh Babu, Rajaran A. Thandavarayan, Darukeshwara Joladarashi, Prince Jeyabal, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, Arvind Bhimaraj, Keith A Youker, Prasanna Krishnamurthy. “MicroRNA-126 overexpression rescues diabetes-induced Impairment in efferocytosis of apoptotic cardiomyocytes”. Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 36207
Prince Jeyabal, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Darukeshwara Joladarashi, Sahana Suresh Babu, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, Arvind Bhimaraj, Keith A Youker, Raj Kishore, Prasanna Krishnamurthy. “MicroRNA 9 inhibits hyper-glycemia induced pyroptosis in human ventricular cardiomyocytes by targeting ELAVL1”. BBRC. 2016, 471(4):423-9.
Sengupta U, Guerrero-Muñoz MJ, Castillo-Carranza DL, Lasagna-Reeves CA, Gerson JE, Paulucci- Holthauzen AA, Krishnamurthy S, Farhed M, Jackson GR, Kayed R. “Pathological Interface between Oligomeric Alpha-Synuclein and Tau Synucleinopathies”. Biol Psychiatry. 2015, 78(10):672-83.
Guerrero-Muñoz MJ, Castillo-Carranza DL, Krishnamurthy S, Paulucci-Holthauzen AA, Sengupta U, Lasagna-Reeves CA, Ahmad Y, Jackson GR, Kayed R. “Amyloid-β oligomers as a template for secondary amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s disease”. Neurobiol Dis, 2014, 71:14-23.
Hawkins BE*, Krishnamurthy S*, Castillo-Carranza DL*, Sengupta U, Prough DS, Jackson GR, DeWitt DS, Kayed R. “Rapid accumulation of endogenous tau oligomers in a Rat model of Traumatic brain injury: Possible link between TBI and Sporadic tauopathies”. J.Biol.Chem, 2013, 288(23):17042-50. (*Authors contributed equally to this work.)
“Role of miR-126 in cardiac regeneration” (2016). Suresh Babu S, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Darukeshwara J, Jeyabal P, Krishnamurthy S, Krishnamurthy P, Cardiovascular Research Institute Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
“HuR/PPAR-gamma mediates posttranscriptional regulation of hyperglycemia-induced pro-inflammatory response” (2015). Suresh Babu S, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Darukeshwara J, Jeyabal P, Krishnamurthy S, Srikanth GV, Verma SK, Kishore R, Krishnamurthy P, AHA Scientific secessions, New Orleans, USA
“Specific targeting of tau oligomeric seeds by passive immunization” (2013). Diana Castillo-Carranza, Marcos Guerrero-Munoz, Urmi Sengupta, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, Julia Gerson, Kelly Dineley, George Jackson, Rakez Kayed. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Boston, 2013; Alzheimer's & Dementia; 9(4), Supplement, Page P330.
“Reduction of tau oligomers by immunotherapy improves cognition in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model” (2013). Diana Castillo-Carranza, Marcos Guerrero-Munoz, Urmi Sengupta, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, Caterina M. Hernandez, Kelly Dineley, George Jackson, Rakez Kayed. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Boston, 2013; Alzheimer's & Dementia; 9(4), Supplement, Pages P325-P326.
“Formation of toxic oligomeric species from different proteins in Alzheimer’s disease: Potential toxic interactions at the oligomer aggregation stage” (2013). Marcos Guerrero-Munoz, Diana Castillo- Carranaza, Cristian Lasagna-Reeves, Urmi Sengupta, Shashirekha Krishnamurthy, George Jackson, Rakez Kayed. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference; Alzheimer's & Dementia; 9(4), Supplement, P305-P305.
• Laboratory controls & documentation per Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
• Human and mouse cell line and stem cell culture & maintenance
• Monoclonal cell line culture, maintenance & colony screening
• Plasmid production: isolation from bacterial culture, purification & characterization
• mRNA manufacturing: in vitro transcription (IVT), purification, characterization
• Nucleic acid analysis: qPCR, RT PCR, gel electrophoresis, Bioanalyzer, TapeStation, spectrophotometry
• H&E staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunocytochemistry (ICC), Immunofluorescence (IF), luminometry
• BCA assay, dot-blot, Western blot, ELISA
• DNA & RNA extraction
• Exosome isolation & characterization
• Light & fluorescence microscopy
• Microtome & Cryotome
• Basic microbiology techniques