Dr. R. Rukkumani


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Area

Dr.R.Rukkumani was excellent in academics and received University Ranks throughout. Her field of research is Drug Designing. In-addition to targeted therapy, her lab focusses on finding inexpensive 3D-cultures, diagnostic platforms etc. She has published 65-International papers (h-index-23 & i10-index-46); completed 5-projects, guided 6-Ph.D students; and received 16+ awards to her credit. Rukkumani was in the Cover-page of a regional magazine. She possesses holistic experience in both academia and corporate and has worked in Novartis, Hyderabad University and Madras University. She is a sought after speaker. Rukkumani is a passionate researcher aiming to find a complete cure for various diseases.


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Notable Publications

"Sufi SA, Pajaniradje S, Mukherjee V, Rukkumani R*. Redox nano–architectures: Perspectives and Implications in Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Diseases, Antioxidant Redox Signalling, 2019; 30(5):762-785 I.F. 7.407 "

"Hoda M, Pajaniradje S, Shakya G, Mohankumar K, Rukkumani R*. Anti-proliferative and apoptosis-triggering potential of disulfiram and disulfiram-loaded polysorbate 80-stabilized PLGA nanoparticles on hepatocellular carcinoma Hep3B cell line. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 2016: 12, 1641-1650 IF- 7.2"

"Kumaravel M, Sankar P, Subhashree S, Singh VK, Larance R, Banerjea A C, Benson C S, Mohane Coumar S, Latha P , Rukkumani R*. Apoptosis induction by an analog of curcumin (BDMC-A) in human laryngeal carcinoma cells through intrinsic and extrinsic pathways. Cellular Oncology. 2014; 37:439–454. I.F-5.00"

"Kumaravel M, Subhashree S, Sankar P, Singh VK, Larance R, Banerjea A C, Dinesh B, Mohane Coumar S, Latha P & Rukkumani R*. BDMC-A, an analog of curcumin, inhibits markers of invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis in breast cancer cells via NF-κB pathway—A comparative study with curcumin. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2015; 74:178-186 IF- 3.753"

"Hairul islam VI, Saravanan S, Thirugnanasambantham K, Haneith H, Karikalan K, Durairaj S, Rukkumani R. (2015) miRNA-24 and miRNA-466i-5p controls inflammation in rat hepatocytes. Nature -Cell. Mol. Immunol 12: 113–115 IF - 8.419"

Awards & Achievements​

Women Scientist award by Biotechnology Research Society of India in 2018
Renato Dulbecco Memorial Award for Best Speech in II World Cancer Congress in 2018
Outstanding Women in Science award by Centre for Advanced Research and Design, Venus International foundation in 2018

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