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Durai Sellegounder, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Alagappa University, India Ph.D

Annamalai University, India M.Sc

Past Academic Positions

Dr. D S Kothari Postdoctoral fellow, University of Hyderabad


  1. Yiyong L , Durai S, and Jingru S (2016) Neuronal GPCR OCTR-1 regulates innate immunity by controlling protein synthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans Sci. Rep. 6, 36832; doi: 10.1038/srep36832
  2. Vigneshkumar B, Durai S, Suman K and Balamurugan K (2016) Proteome Analysis Reveals Translational Inhibition of Caenorhabditis elegans enhances susceptibility to Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 pathogenesis. Journal of Proteomics 145, 141–152
  3. JebaMercy G; Durai S; Prithika U; Marudhupandiyan S; Pushpanjali D; Suman K and Balamurugan K (2016) Role of DAF-21 protein in Caenorhabditis elegans immunity against Proteus mirabilis infection. (Equal contribution with first author) Journal of Proteomics 145 (2016) 81–90
  4. Durai S, Nirpendra S, Suman K and Balamurugan K, (2014) Proteomic investigation in Caenorhabditis elegans against Vibrio alginolyticus infection revealed regulation of cellular homeostasis proteins and their role in supporting innate immune system, Proteomics 14:1820-32
  5. Durai S, Vigneshwari L and Balamurugan K (2013). Caenorhabditis elegans based in vivo screening of bioactives from marine sponge associated bacteria against Vibrio alginolyticus Journal of Applied Microbiology 115 (6): 1329-1342.


  1. Dr. D S Kothari postdoctoral fellowship by University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India
  2. International Travel Grant by Indian Council of Medical research to attend and present poster in 15th International Congress on Infectious Disease held in Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Senior Scholarship in Science Funded by Lady Tata Memorial Trust, India

Durai Sellegounder, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate