Central University of Kerala

Central University of Kerala Academics Research Research Director
RAJENDRA Dr.Rajendra Pilankatta- Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Osmania University),
MS.c Biochemistry
Department Of  Biochemistry
School of Biological Science
Tel Ph:09846255358
Other designations:       Head of the Department
Dean- School of Medicine and Public Health 
Director of Research
Specialisation: RNA virus life cycle and replicative mechanisms
Virus and host cellular machinery interaction, and development and evaluation of viral diagnostics and therapeutics
The use of antiviral compounds Indian in medicianal plants to study virus replication
P-type ATPases 
Course Offered: BCM 511- Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
BCM 522-Intermediary Metabolism
BCM 523- Bioenergetics
BCM 532-Biochemical Basis of Diseases
BCM 533-Molecular Diagnostics
BCM 506-Molecular Virology
Brief Profile: Dr. Rajendra did MSc (Biochemistry) from MG University and PhD (Biochemistry) from Osmania University. He had been an adhoc faculty at the Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. College, Kasaragod, a Research Associate at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, a Postdoctoral Fellow at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He joined CUK in 2011. He has 18 high impact peer reviewed international publications in reputed journals such as JBC, JMB, EMBO J, Vaccine etc and made 4 international conference presentations. Currently, he is working in the area of Dengue virus replication and autophagy, Antiviral Compounds, Adenovirus based gene delivery, P-type ATPases and cancer drug resistance. His reserach work is supported by various agencies such as UGC, KBC (KSCSTE), DST and DBT. Recently, he received prestigious Raman Fellowship for postdoctoral Fellowship in USA from UGC. 
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