Research Interest: I did my Ph.D. in Dr. Raghunand R Tirumalai’s lab at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. My Ph.D. work was focused on identifying cell envelope associated genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are linked to its oxidative and antibiotic stress survival. In Dr. Tobin’s lab, I will understand the host response to mycobacterial infection using Zebrafish-Mycobacterium marinum infection model.
Publications List: Viswanathan, G., Md. Jafurulla, Kumar, G. A., Raghunand, T. R. and Chattopadhyay, A. (2015) Dissecting the membrane cholesterol requirement for mycobacterial entry into host cells. Chem Phys Lipids. 189:19-27 Viswanathan, G., Joshi, S. V., Sridhar, A., Dutta, S. and Raghunand, T. R. (2015) Identifying novel mycobacterial stress associated genes using a random mutagenesis screen in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Gene. 574(1):20-27 Viswanathan, G., Yadav, S. and Raghunand, T. R. (2016) Identification of novel loci associated with mycobacterial isoniazid resistance. Tuberculosis. 96:21-26 Viswanathan, G., Yadav, S., Joshi, S. V., and Raghunand, T. R. (2017) Insights into the function of FhaA, a cell-division associated protein in mycobacteria. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 364 (2). Viswanathan, G., Yadav S and Raghunand, T. R. (2017) Identification of mycobacterial genes involved in antibiotic sensitivity: Implications for the treatment of tuberculosis with β-lactam containing regimens. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 61 (7).