The Nemours Membrane Biology Research Laboratory, one of several pediatric labs located at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, performs a wide range of basic and translational research projects related to membrane biology.
Ayyappan K Rajasekaran, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at Thomas Jefferson University; Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, and Affiliated Scientist, Biological Sciences, at the University of Delaware; and Senior Research Scientist, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System.
Current Research Group
Ponniah Selvakumar, PhD, Post doctoral fellow, Studies the role of Myristoyltransferases in leukemia progression and treatment
Justin David, Graduate Student, Studying the efficacy of ionophores for kidney cancer treatment
Vinu Krishnan, Graduate student, developing nanotechnology based drug delivery for childhood leukemia
Pratima Patil, Graduate student, Mechanisms early stage development of cancer using 3D culture models
Sona Lakshme Balasubramaniam, Graduate student, mechanisms of cell-cell adhesion in epithelial cells
Tori Owens, Laboratory Assistant, Studies on the mechanisms of Wilms’ tumor progression in children