"My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work."

-- Gregor Johann Mendel

Azhwar Raghunath

Current Position

Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019-Present)
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - 48109, United States of America.


Ph. D. in Biotechnology (2013-2019)
Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

Post M. Sc. Advanced Diploma in Molecular Diagnostics (ADMD) (2008-2009)
Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

M. Phil. in Biotechnology (2004-2006)
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

M. Sc. in Life Sciences (V year integrated) (1998-2003)
School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

Professional Experience

Guest Lecturer (2004-2005)
Department of Bioinformatics, Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College, Musiri, INDIA.

Biology Teacher (2007)
Baa Atoll Education Centre, Baa Eydhafushi, REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES.

Teaching Faculty in Biology (2011-2012)
Seekers, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, INDIA.

Project Fellow (2012)
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, INDIA.

Reviewers in Journals

Bioscience Reports
Protland Press Ltd.

Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Bentham Science Publishers.

Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology

Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
BioMed Central, Part of Springer Nature.

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal


Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET)
Life Sciences, 2014.

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board - National Eligibility Test (ASRB-NET)
Animal Biotechnology, 2013 and 2014.

State Eligibility Test (SET)
Life Sciences, 2012 and 2016.

Graduate Record Examinations
Biochemistry, 2011.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Biotechnology, 2010 and 2012.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Life Sciences, 2009.

Awards and Honors

Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2019-2021)
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), New York, NY 10001, United States of America.

University Grants Commission - Basic Scientific Research (UGC-BSR) Fellowship (2013-2018)
University Grants Commission, New Delhi towards the Ph. D., at Department of Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

Studentship (2008-2009)
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India towards the Post M. Sc., Advanced Diploma in Molecular Diagnostics.

International Workshops

International Workshop 2017 on Genome Engineering in Zebrafish
Max Planck for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany on 27 and 28 June 2017.

Malaysia Zebrafish Disease Model Workshop
Cancer Research Malaysia, Malaysia on November, 11-12, 2015.


International Zebrafish Society
342 North Main Street, Suite 301, West Hartford, CT 06117-2507.

International Society for Fluoride Research
International Society for Fluoride Research Inc. Dunedin 9035, New Zealand.

Indian Biophysical Society
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. Membership Number: L – 562.

International Society for Computational Biology
(ISCB) Attention: BJ Morrison McKay, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505 La Jolla, CA 2093-0505 USA.

Research Works

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