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R. Sankararamakrishnan

Ph.D (IISc Bangalore)

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)

Research Interest



  • Ph.D. (Molecular Biophysics) Indian Institute of Science (1993)
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics) Madurai Kamaraj University (1986)
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics & Chemistry) Madurai Kamaraj University (1984)



  • A. B. Gupta, R. K. Verma, V. Agarwal, M. Vajpai, V. Bansal & R. Sankararamakrishnan (2012) MIPModDB: A central resource for the superfamily of major intrinsic proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 40: D362-D369.
  • P. Prakash and R. Sankararamakrishnan (2010) Force field dependence of phospholipid headgroup and acyl chain properties: Comparative molecular dynamics simulations of DMPC bilayers. J. Comp. Chem. 31: 266-277
  • D. Lama and R. Sankararamakrishnan (2010) Identification of core structural residues in sequentially diverse and structurally homologous Bcl-2 family of proteins. Biochemistry 49: 2574- 2584.
  • A. B. Gupta and R. Sankararamakrishnan (2009) Genome-wide analysis of major intrinsic proteins in the tree plant Populus trichocarpa: Characterization of XIP subfamily of aquaporins from evolutionary perspective. BMC Plant Biol. 9: Art. No. 134 (28 pages).
  • A. Jain, C. S. Purohit, S. Verma and R. Sankararamakrishnan (2007) Close contacts between carbonyl oxygen atoms and aromatic centers in protein structures: pi-pi or lone-pair-pi interactions? J. Phys. Chem. B 111: 8680-8683.

  • National Bioscience Award for Career Development (Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) (2008).
  • Joy Gill Chair Professor for young faculty (2007-2010)
  • U.S.V. Chair Professor (2011-2014)
  • Commendation letters from the Director, IIT-Kanpur for excellent teaching in "Structural Biology and Biophysics" and in "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology" courses


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Email: rsankar[at]


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