Dr. Vairamani M

Dean, School of Bio Engineering

Email id: dean.biotech.ktr@srmist.edu.in
Area: Mass Spectrometry / Chemistry
Affiliation: School of Bio-Engineering, Kattankulathur campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).


Ph.D. Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 1977

Other Details:

Courses: Mass Spectrometry 

Research Interests: Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry

Selected Publications:

  • Bhooma, V., Nagasathiya, K., Vairamani, M., Parani, M. Identification of synthetic dyes magenta III (new fuchsin) and rhodamine B as common adulterants in commercial saffron, (2020) Food Chemistry, 309, 125793.
  • Chandran, S.V., Vairamani, M., Selvamurugan, N. Osteostimulatory effect of biocomposite scaffold containing phyto molecule diosmin by Integrin/FAK/ERK signaling pathway in mouse mesenchymal stem cells, (2019) Scientific Reports, 9 (1)11900.
  • Rohini, M., Arumugam, B., Vairamani, M., Selvamurugan, N. Stimulation of ATF3 interaction with Smad4 via TGF-β1 for matrix metalloproteinase 13 gene activation in human breast cancer cells, (2019) International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 134, 954-961.
  • Balagangadharan, K., Trivedi, R., Vairamani, M., Selvamurugan, N. Sinapic acid-loaded chitosan nanoparticles in polycaprolactone electrospun fibers for bone regeneration in vitro and in vivo, (2019) Carbohydrate Polymers, 216, 1-16.
  • Suganya, N., Mani, K.P., Sireesh, D., Rajaguru, P., Vairamani, M., Suresh, T., Suzuki, T., Chatterjee, S., Ramkumar, K.M. Establishment of pancreatic microenvironment model of ER stress: Quercetin attenuates β-cell apoptosis by invoking nitric oxide-cGMP signaling in endothelial cells, (2018) Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 55, 142-156.
  • Arumugam, B., Vairamani, M., Partridge, N.C., Selvamurugan, N. Characterization of Runx2 phosphorylation sites required for TGF-β1-mediated stimulation of matrix metalloproteinase-13 expression in osteoblastic cells, (2018) Journal of Cellular Physiology, 233 (2), 1082-1094.
  • Dhivya, S., Keshav Narayan, A., Logith Kumar, R., VijiChandran, S., Vairamani, M., Selvamurugan, N. Proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells on scaffolds containing chitosan, calcium polyphosphate and pigeonite for bone tissue engineering, (2018) Cell Proliferation, 51 (1), e12408
  • Saravanan, S., Chawla, A., Vairamani, M., Sastry, T.P., Subramanian, K.S., Selvamurugan, N. Scaffolds containing chitosan, gelatin and graphene oxide for bone tissue regeneration in vitro and in vivo, (2017) International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 104, 1975-1985.
  • Leena, R.S., Vairamani, M., Selvamurugan, N. Alginate/Gelatin scaffolds incorporated with Silibinin-loaded Chitosan nanoparticles for bone formation in vitro, (2017) Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 158, 308-318.
  • Shekhar, S., Sood, S., Showkat, S., Lite, C., Chandrasekhar, A., Vairamani, M., Barathi, S., Santosh, W. Detection of phenolic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from maternal blood plasma and amniotic fluid in Indian population, (2017) General and Comparative Endocrinology, 241, 100-107.

Work in Progress:

  • Development of Mass Spectrometric method for N-terminal sequencing of proteins and peptides
  • Development of Mass Spectrometric method for the characterization of plant pathogens

Academic  Experience:

  • Research Associate with Prof. Mark M. Green at Brooklyn Polytechnic, New York, USA, 1979-1981
  • Research Associate with Prof. Carl Djerassi at Stanford University, USA, 1981-1982
  • British Council Scholar in the University College of Swansea, Swansea, UK 1991-1992
  • Visiting Scientist at Washington University, St. Louis, USA, 2001-2002

Other Professional Experience:

  • Dean, School of Bio-Engineering, SRMIST, Chennai, September,2011 to present
  • Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad Nov. 2009 to August,2011
  • Director,IPFT (Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers), Gurgaon, Nov.2007 to October,2009
  • Scientist CSIR-IICT Hyderabad, 1982-2007

Achievements and Awards: 

  • Member in the Editorial Board of Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry since  2007
  • Chemito Award 2005 for Excellence in the Field of Chemistry
  • Chemical Research Society of India Bronze medal in 2006
  • Elected as a  Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore in 2000
  • Member in the Editorial Advisory Board of European Journal of Mass   Spectrometry since 1995
  • One of the Eminent Mass Spectroscopists in the year 1993 by the  Indian  Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • First rank in M. Sc. In Madurai University among affiliated colleges in the year 1972


  • Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • Indian Society of Analytical Chemists
  • Chemical Research Society of India
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Indian Science Academy, Bangaluru
  • Andhra Pradesh Akademy of Sciences