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Anutthaman Parthasarathy

Post Doctoral Associate

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty

Anutthaman Parthasarathy

Post Doctoral Associate

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Adjunct Faculty

Education

MS, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India); Ph.D., Philipps University Marsburg (Germany)

Bio

Anutthaman (Hari) is a biochemist working on the metabolism of bacteria, mainly enzymology. Most of his career and much of what he has published has focused on anaerobic organisms, a niche which requires tremendous patience. During this period, he has worked on amino acid fermenting Clostridia, alkane degradation by nitrate reducers, amino acid degradation in hyperthermophilic archaea and reductive dehalogenation by Dehalococcoides. His work has spanned basic enzymology, reaction mechanism, electron transfer and has touched upon aspects related to biotechnology, medical and environmental questions. He currently researches the plastic-microbe interface and is involved in the hunt for new antimicrobials at RIT.


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

BIOL-301
1 - 4 Credits
This course allows students to assist in a class or laboratory for which they have previously earned credit. The student will assist the instructor in the operation of the course. Assistance by the student may include fielding questions, helping in workshops, and assisting in review sessions. In the case of labs, students may also be asked to help with supervising safety practices, waste manifestation, and instrumentation.
BIOL-202
4 Credits
This course will address the fundamental concepts of molecular biology. Class discussions, assignments, and laboratory projects will explore the structure and function of molecules and macromolecules, and processes important to storage and maintenance of genetic information and genetic information flow. Students in this course will explore molecular interactions that drive biological processes related to genetic information flow. Students in this course will gain an understanding of various molecular mechanisms, structure/function relationships, and processes as they relate to molecular biology. Students in this course will practice and carry out common laboratory techniques used by Molecular Biologists including, recombinant DNA technology and the detection and tracking of important macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins.
BIOL-204
4 Credits
This course is an introduction to microorganisms and their importance. Principles of structure and function, metabolic diversity, taxonomy, environmental microbiology, bioremediation, and infectious diseases of bacteria are discussed. Basic laboratory techniques covered include: microscopy; staining, culturing, isolation, and identification of bacteria; isolation and identification of normal flora; identification of unknown bacteria; antibiotic resistance; metabolic tests; clinical and commercial testing protocols; and detection and counting of bacteria in environmental samples (foods, water, soils).

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