Parthiban Rajasekaran, DVM
Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

I am an innovative scientist who wants to leverage my research expertise, clinical skills and business acumen towards development of novel solutions for challenges in medicine/healthcare.

During 14 years of my translational research career while working with cross-functional teams, I have
(1) developed an antibiotic-resistance free multivalent vaccine platform for cattle and swine
(2) identified nucleic acid therapeutic targets for intracellular bacterial infections
(3) contributed to the development of 3 plant biocides and
(4) developed strategies for non-antibiotic growth promotion in food animals
(5) developed electrophysiology based pathogen detection platform
all resulting in 14 scientific publications (6 first author) and 2 patent applications (1 issued and 1 as lead inventor).

My PhD dissertation work won a national level award from the honor society of Veterinary Medicine for the perceived impact. As an effective speaker, I have won 2 awards for my communication skills and have delivered 5 invited talks including 2 in international conferences.

I was also a SME consultant to a NSF funded start up (Suncoast Nanotech). Also, I was an officer with CSG consulting club where I regularly exercised data-driven analytical skills in solving business problems with other team players. Along with a team of 4 PhDs, we came as top 5 finalists in the Tufts New England Consulting Case competition (2017) where I employed a hypothesis driven approach to solve a business problem of our client (medical device company) by effectively engaging KOLs and stakeholders. Additionally, I raise community awareness by founding and moderating the Facebook page "Veterinarians against microbial resistance".

My personal and professional agenda is to contribute to an idea/technology/product that will have a profound impact on improving the quality of life.

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  1. Maxwell TJ, Rajasekaran P, Das S, Campos MGN, Young M, Mendis HC, Ozcan A, Gerberich KM, Myers ME, Graham JH, Johnson EG, Santra S. Control of Citrus Canker in Greenhouse and Field with a Zinc, Urea, and Peroxide Ternary Solution. J Agric Food Chem. 2019 Nov 13; 67(45):12393-12401. PMID: 31596571
  2. Young M, Ozcan A, Lee B, Maxwell T, Andl T, Rajasekaran P, Beazley MJ, Tetard L, Santra S. N-acetyl Cysteine Coated Gallium Particles Demonstrate High Potency against Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Pathogens. 2019 Aug 01; 8(3). PMID: 31374947; PMCID: PMC6789799; DOI: 10.3390/pathogens8030120;
  3. Liu SH, Rawal TB, Soliman M, Lee B, Maxwell T, Rajasekaran P, Mendis HC, Labbé N, Santra S, Tetard L, Petridis L. Antimicrobial Zn-Based "TSOL" for Citrus Greening Management: Insights from Spectroscopy and Molecular Simulation. J Agric Food Chem. 2019 Jun 26; 67(25):6970-6977. PMID: 31150237
  4. Young M, Ozcan A, Rajasekaran P, Kumrah P, Myers ME, Johnson E, Graham JH, Santra S. Fixed-Quat: An Attractive Nonmetal Alternative to Copper Biocides against Plant Pathogens. J Agric Food Chem. 2018 Dec 19; 66(50):13056-13064. PMID: 30511854
  5. Huang Z, Rajasekaran P, Ozcan A, Santra S. Antimicrobial Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticles As an Alternative to Cu Biocide for Crop Protection. J Agric Food Chem. 2018 Aug 22; 66(33):8679-8686. PMID: 30025447
  6. Sarker NC, Rahman S, Borhan MS, Rajasekaran P, Santra S, Ozcan A. Nanoparticles in mitigating gaseous emissions from liquid dairy manure stored under anaerobic condition. J Environ Sci (China). 2019 Feb; 76:26-36. PMID: 30528017
  7. Rajasekaran P, Santra S. Hydrothermally Treated Chitosan Hydrogel Loaded with Copper and Zinc Particles as a Potential Micronutrient-Based Antimicrobial Feed Additive. Front Vet Sci. 2015; 2:62. PMID: 26664989; PMCID: PMC4672281; DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00062;
  8. Rajasekaran P, Alexander JC, Seleem MN, Jain N, Sriranganathan N, Wattam AR, Setubal JC, Boyle SM. Peptide nucleic acids inhibit growth of Brucella suis in pure culture and in infected murine macrophages. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2013 Apr; 41(4):358-62. PMID: 23305655; PMCID: PMC3834731; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2012.11.017;
  9. Rajasekaran P, Surendran N, Seleem MN, Sriranganathan N, Schurig GG, Boyle SM. Over-expression of homologous antigens in a leucine auxotroph of Brucella abortus strain RB51 protects mice against a virulent B. suis challenge. Vaccine. 2011 Apr 12; 29(17):3106-10. PMID: 21376799; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.02.054;
  10. Rajasekaran P, Seleem MN, Contreras A, Purwantini E, Schurig GG, Sriranganathan N, Boyle SM. Brucella abortus strain RB51 leucine auxotroph as an environmentally safe vaccine for plasmid maintenance and antigen overexpression. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Nov; 74(22):7051-5. PMID: 18836016; PMCID: PMC2583484; DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01511-08;
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Cell Culture
Animal Models
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