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Thillai V. Sekar


Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2007

Current position

Postdoctoral Scholar, MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Stanford University


  1. Ramkumar, K. M., Sekar, T. V., Bhakkiyalakshmi, E., Foygel, K., Rajaguru, P., Berger, F. and Paulmurugan, R. (2013). The impact of oxidative stress on islet transplantation and monitoring the graft survival by non-invasive imaging. Curr Med Chem 20(9): 1127-1146.
  2. Sekar, T. V., Ramkumar, K. M., Foygel, K., Paulmurugan, R. (2012). Therapeutic Evaluation of microRNAs by Molecular Imaging. Theranostics. Accepted
  3. Sekar, T. V., Foygel, K., Willmann, J. K. and Paulmurugan, R. (2013). Dual-therapeutic reporter genes fusion for enhanced cancer gene therapy and imaging. Gene Ther 20(5): 529-537.
  4. Ramkumar, K. M., Manjula, C., Gnanakumar, G., Kanjwal, M. A., Sekar, T. V., Paulmurugan, R. and Rajaguru, P. (2012). Oxidative stress-mediated cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction by TiO2 nanofibers in HeLa cells. Eur J Pharm Biopharm 81(2): 324-333.
  5. Bhaumik, S., Sekar, T. V., Depuy, J., Klimash, J. and Paulmurugan, R. (2012). Noninvasive optical imaging of nitroreductase gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy system in living animals. Gene Ther 19(3): 295-302.
  6. Sekar, T. V., Dhanabalan, A. and Paulmurugan, R. (2011). Imaging cellular receptors in breast cancers: an overview. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 12(4): 508-527.
  7. Said, H. M., Mee, L., Sekar, V. T., Ashokkumar, B. and Pandol, S. J. (2010). Mechanism and regulation of folate uptake by pancreatic acinar cells: effect of chronic alcohol consumption. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 298(6): G985-993.
  8. Mee, L., Nabokina, S. M., Sekar, V. T., Subramanian, V. S., Maedler, K. and Said, H. M. (2009). Pancreatic beta cells and islets take up thiamin by a regulated carrier-mediated process: studies using mice and human pancreatic preparations. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 297(1): G197-206.
  9. Sekar, V. T., Santiago, T. C., Vijayan, K. K., Alavandi, S. V., Raj, V. S., Rajan, J. J., Sanjuktha, M. and Kalaimani, N. (2008). Involvement of Enterobacter cloacae in the mortality of the fish, Mugil cephalus. Lett Appl Microbiol 46(6): 667-672.
Protocols by Thillai V. Sekar
  1. 3H-Penciclovir (3H-PCV) Uptake Assay