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Sudarsan Rajan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Center for Translational Medicine

Sudarsan Rajan
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About Me

Research Interests

Sudarsan Rajan, PhD, has his expertise in development of gene targeted/ transgenic mouse models for cardiovascular research with special focus on contractile and regulatory proteins. His current research is now focused on mitochondrial bioenergetics and calcium uptake.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Training, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 2002
  • MSc, Medical Biochemistry, JIPMER, Pondicherry University, India, 1994
  • BSc, Biochemistry, Islamiah College, Univerisity of Madras, India, 1991


  • Professional Member, American Heart Association - Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science
  • North American Section of International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)

PubMed Publications

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Wieczorek DF, Jagatheesan G and Rajan S. The Role of Tropomyosin in Heart Disease. In: Tropomyosin (Ed.) Peter Gunning. Book Series: Adv Exp Med Bioi. 2008; 644:132-42. [ISBN: 978-0-387-85765-7}.

Rajan S, Alves ML, Pen a J, Jegga AG, Aronow BJ, Wolska BM and Wieczorek DF. Microarray Analysis of Active Cardiac Remodeling Genes in a Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mouse Model Rescued by a Phospholamban Knockout. Physiol Genomics. 2013 Jun 25.

Rajan S, Jagatheesan G, Karam CN, Alves ML, Bodi I, Schwartz A, Bulcao CF, D'Souza KM, Akhter SA, Boivin GP, Dube DK, Petrashevskaya N, Herr AB, Hullin R, Liggett SB, Wolska B, Solaro RJ and Wieczorek DF. (2010)Molecular and Functional Characterization of a Novel Cardiac Specific Human Tropomyosin Isoform. Circulation. 121 :410-18. [Epub 2010 Jan 11.] (Accompanied by Editorial Focus)... Expand