Parthiban Rajasekaran, DVM
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pulmonary




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.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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; DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00062;.
     
  3. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2012.11.017;.
     
  4. 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;.
     
  5. 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;.
     
  6. Bandara AB, Contreras A, Contreras-Rodriguez A, Martins AM, Dobrean V, Poff-Reichow S, Rajasekaran P, Sriranganathan N, Schurig GG, Boyle SM. Brucella suis urease encoded by ure1 but not ure2 is necessary for intestinal infection of BALB/c mice. BMC Microbiol. 2007; 7:57. PMID: 17578575; PMCID: PMC1983905.
     

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 6 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2007 and 2008 and 2011 and 2013 and 2015 and 2018

YearPublications
20071
20081
20111
20131
20151
20181
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Microscopy
Cell Culture
Animal Models
Microbiology
Immunology
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