Vazhaikkurichi M Rajendran, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
West Virginia University, USA
Dr. Rajendran Did his BS PhD from University of Madras and joined as a faculty member in West Virginia University at present he is a professor of biochemistry.
Our laboratory is interested in investigating the electrolyte transport processes that regulate colonic fluid movement during physiological and pathophysiological (diarrhea and ulcerative colitis) conditions. We focus to identify the Ca2+-activated intermediate conductance (also known as KCNN4) K+ channel isoform that provides the driving force for Cl- secretion in several fluid secreting epithelial cells. To achieve this goal, we employ electrophysiology, biochemical, molecular and biophysical techniques.