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Sowndarya Muthukumar

Position: PhD Student
Unit: Izaurralde
Address: Spemannstr. 35
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 6011365
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  • 2009 Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Bangalore University, India
  • 2011 Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India
  • 2012-2014 Project Junior Research fellow, CSIR-Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
  • since 08/2014 PhD student at the MPI for Developmental Biology, Dept of Biochemistry, Tübingen, Germany

Valkov E, Muthukumar S, Chang CT, Jonas S, Weichenrieder O & Izaurralde E (2016) Structure of the Dcp2-Dcp1 mRNA-decapping complex in the activated conformation. Nat Struct Mol Biol 23, 574-9. PubMed


*Ahmad S, *Routh SB, Kamarthapu V, Chalissery J, Muthukumar S, Hussain T, Kruparani SP, Deshmukh MV & Sankaranarayanan R (2013) Mechanism of chiral proofreading during translation of the genetic code. Elife 2, e01519. PubMed (*Joint first authors) This paper has been chosen for the Science Editors’ choice column. Chirality Check. Science (Editors’ Choice, published on 10th January, 2014)


*Berni A, *Grossi MR, *Pepe G, Filippi S, Muthukumar S, Papeschi C, Natarajan AT & Palitti F (2012) Protective effect of ellagic acid (EA) on micronucleus formation induced by N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) in mammalian cells, in in vitro assays and in vivo. Mutat Res 746, 60-5. PubMed (*Joint first authors)