Sujatha Venkataraman, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Asuthkar S, Venkataraman S, Avilala J, Shishido K, Vibhakar R, Veo B, Purvis IJ, Guda MR, Velpula KK. SMYD3 Promotes Cell Cycle Progression by Inducing Cyclin D3 Transcription and Stabilizing the Cyclin D1 Protein in Medulloblastoma. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar 25;14(7). PubMed PMID: 35406445
Madhavan K, Balakrishnan I, Lakshmanachetty S, Pierce A, Sanford B, Fosmire S, Elajaili HB, Walker F, Wang D, Nozik ES, Mitra SS, Dahl NA, Vibhakar R, Venkataraman S. Venetoclax Cooperates with Ionizing Radiation to Attenuate Diffuse Midline Glioma Tumor Growth. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Jun 1;28(11):2409-2424. PubMed PMID: 35344040
Alimova I, Wang D, Danis E, Pierce A, Donson A, Serkova N, Madhavan K, Lakshmanachetty S, Balakrishnan I, Foreman NK, Mitra S, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Targeting the TP53/MDM2 axis enhances radiation sensitivity in atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors. Int J Oncol. 2022 Mar;60(3). PubMed PMID: 35179215
Ng CJ, Liu A, Venkataraman S, Ashworth KJ, Baker CD, O'Rourke R, Vibhakar R, Jones KL, Di Paola J. Single-cell transcriptional analysis of human endothelial colony-forming cells from patients with low VWF levels. Blood. 2022 Apr 7;139(14):2240-2251. PubMed PMID: 35143643
Wang D, Veo B, Pierce A, Fosmire S, Madhavan K, Balakrishnan I, Donson A, Alimova I, Sullivan KD, Joshi M, Erlander M, Ridinger M, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. A novel PLK1 inhibitor onvansertib effectively sensitizes MYC-driven medulloblastoma to radiotherapy. Neuro Oncol. 2022 Mar 12;24(3):414-426. PubMed PMID: 34477871
The diagnosis of a brain tumor has a major and long-lasting impact on the entire family. It’s even worse if a child is diagnosed with a devastating brain tumor. Anyone, especially little kids should not go through this suffering. I am currently researching on identifying key genes that are responsible for initiation and progression of various types of pediatric brain tumors. My research is focused on understanding the biology of each tumor in order to find better therapies for curing brain tumors in children.
If I get some free time, I love to cook and try new recipes. I go walking with my friends and listen to music.