Department of Microbiology
Dr. V. Thillai Sekar, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University, and awarded Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Madras, Chennai, India in 2007. He was awarded with visiting scientist fellowship from National Science Council, Taiwan and served as Postdoctoral fellow in the University of California, Irvine and Stanford University, USA for 6 years. He also served as Research Scientist in Stanford University and as Senior Research Scientist in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA for over 8 years. He was member of various scientific societies including World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC). He was awarded with Visiting Scientist fellowship award, ICMIC award and various travel grant awards. His current research focus on developing antibody mimetics such as nanobody and affibody, and designing genetically encoded optical imaging sensors to screen bio-drugs from microbes, and other natural sources.