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Staff Id : 05235
Name : Dr. S.T. SOMASUNDARAM
Designation : ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Qualification : M.Sc(MB.),Ph.D(MB.).,
Specialization : MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GENETIC ENGINEERING, NATURAL MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS
Date of Birth : 23-05-1961
Date of Joining : 02-07-2001
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
CAS in Marine Biology,
Parangipettai - 608 502.
9894798605drstscas@yahoo.com
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 1026
Ph.D. 411


Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 7916147
Conducted 21916


Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 5110750000
Ongoing 1-9700000
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
16 Years1 Years
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
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List of Publications - National
R. Lekameera, P. Vijayabaskar and S.T. Somasundaram, "Potential antioxidant activity of brown alga Lobophora variegate.", Seaweed Res. Utiln, Volume 29, Number 1 , Jun 2007, pp. 55-61. 2007.
P. Vijayabaskar, R. Lekameera and S.T. Somasundaram, "Bioactive Substance from Marine Resources.", Seshaiyana, Volume 14, Number 2, 2006, pp. 8-10. 2006.
List of Publications - International
Karthikeyan Rajamani1,2,*, V. C. Renju3, S. Sethupathy3 and Somasundaram S. Thirugnanasambandan 1, "Ameliorative effect of polyphenols from Padina boergesenii against ferric nitrilotriacetate induced renal oxidative damage: With inhibition of oxidative hemolysis and in vitro free radicals.", Environmental Toxicology, Volume 29, Number 12, Jan 2014, pp. 1-12. 2014.
Guru Prasad Srinivasan*1,2, Caroline Regina Delma1 , Anandajothi Elamaran1 , and Somasundaram Thirugnanasambandan Somasundaram 1, "Cytotoxic effect of acetone extract of Curucma longa in Brine Shrimp, Artemia salina (L).", International Journal of Current Biotechnology, Volume 2, Number 9, Sep 2014, pp. 1-6. 2014.
Pingal Kumari* 1 , Arun Kumar 1 , S. Thirugnanasambandan Somasundaram 1, "Identification of Multidrug Resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strain from Vellar Estuary Sediment, Tamil Nadu.", American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research, Volume 2, Number 8, Aug 2014, pp. 294-303. 2014.
Vijayabaskar Pandian1, 2 / Natarajan Aravindan1 / Sethupathy Subramanian3 / Somasundaram T. Somasundaran2, "Lipid-lowering effect of molluscan (Katelysia opima) glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in hypercholesterolemic induced rats.", Biological Chemistry, Volume 395, Number 3, Mar 2014, pp. 355-364. 2014.
Arun Kumar, Shrabani Paul, Pingal Kumari, S. Thirugnanasambandan Somasundaram, K. ` Kathiresan, "ANTIBACTERIAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ASSESSMENT ON VARIOUS EXTRACTS OF IPOMOEA PES-CAPRAE (L.) R. BRTHROUGH FTIRAND GC- MS SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS.", Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Volume 7, Number 3, Sep 2014, pp. 134-138. 2014.
Sheeja Aravindan, Caroline R. Delma, Somasundaram S. Thirugnanasambandan, Terence S. Herman, Natarajan Aravindan, "Anti-Pancreatic Cancer Deliverables from Sea: First-Hand Evidence on the Efficacy, Molecular Targets and Mode of Action for Multifarious Polyphenols from Five Different Brown-Algae.", PLOS ONE, Volume 8, Number 4, Apr 2013, pp. 1-15. 2013.
Lekameera R, P. Vijayabaskar and S. T. Somasundaram*, "Evaluating antioxidant property of brown ALGA Colpomenia sinuosa (DERB. ET SOL).", African Journal of Food Science, Volume 2, Number 1, Sep 2013, pp. 126-130. 2013.
Lekameera Ramarajan, Somasundaran Thirugnanasambandan Somasundaram, Sethupathy Subramanian, Vijayabaskar Pandian, "Nephroprotective effects of Colpomenia sinuosa (Derbes & Solier) against carbon tetrachloride induced kidney injury in Wistar rats.", Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Volume 2, Number 1, Oct 2012, pp. 435-441. 2012.
Rajamani Karthikeyan a , P. Anantharaman a , N. Chidambaram b , T. Balasubramanian a , S.T. Somasundaram a, *, "Padina boergessenii ameliorates carbon tetrachloride induced nephrotoxicity in Wistar rats.", Journal of King Saud University -– Science, Volume 24, Number 2, Mar 2012, pp. 227-232. 2012.
Rajamani Karthikeyan, T. Manivasagam, P. Anantharaman, T. Balasubramanian, S. T. Somasundaram, "Chemopreventive effect of Padina boergesenii extracts on ferric nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA)-induced oxidative damage in Wistar rats .", Journal of Applied Phycology, Volume 23, Number 2, Sep 2011, pp. 257-263. 2011.
Murugesan Sivagama Sundari , Muthukrishnan Anantha Barathi , S.T. Somasundaram , Chellam a Rajamanickam*, "Insilco functional domain characterization and phylogenetic analysis of alpha 2 macroglobulin related molecule (α2M-SO) from Spongia officinalis.", International Journal of Biological & Medical Research, Volume 2, Number 3, Aug 2011, pp. 696-701. 2011.
K. M. Alagappan, B. Deivasigamani, S. T. Somasundaram and S. Kumaran, "Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Its Specific Phages from Shrimp Ponds in East Coast of India.", Current Microbiology, Volume 61, Number 4, Feb 2010, pp. 235-240. 2010.
P. Vijayabaskar and S.T. Somasundaram, "Histological localization and analytical evaluation of heparin in the wedge clam Donax cuneatus (Linnaeus, 1758).", Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol, Volume 31, Number 5, Jun 2009, pp. 311-316. 2009.
P. Vijayabaskar and S.T. Somasundaram, "Isolation of Bacteriocin Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria from Fish Gut and Probiotic Activity Against Common Fresh Water Fish Pathogen Aeromonas hydrophila.", Biotechnology, Volume 7, Number 1, Jun 2008, pp. 124-128. 2008.
Caroline Delma, Karthikeyan Ramalingam, Vijayabaskar Pandian, Albert Baskar, Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu, Balasubramanian Thangavelu and Somasundaram Somasundaram, "Inhibition of tumor cell migration and angiogenesis by sulphated polysaccharides from Sargassum wightii (Greville)..", Cancer Prevention Research, Volume 1, Number 7, Nov 2008, pp. 5-5. 2008.
Vijayabaskar, P. 1 , Sethupathy, S. 2 and Somasundaram, S. T. 1 *, "A comparative study on the atheroprotective potential of heparin and atorvastatin in hypercholesterolemic rats.", African Journal of Biochemistry Research, Volume 2, Number 5, May 2008, pp. 120-127. 2008.
Caroline Delma, Karthikeyan Ramalingam, Vijayabaskar Pandian, Albert Baskar, Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu, Balasubramanian Thangavelu, and Somasundaram Somasundaram, "Antagonistic effects of sulphated polysaccharides from Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh) on tumor cell migration and angiogenesis.", Cancer Prevention Research, Volume 1, Number 7, Nov 2008, pp. 4-4. 2008.
P. Vijayabaskar, T. Balasubramanian and S.T. Somasundaram, "Low-Molecular Weight Molluscan Glycosaminoglycan from Bivalve Katelysia opima (Gmelin).", Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol, Volume 30, Number 1, Aug 2008, pp. 1-6. 2008.
R. Karthikeyan, S. Karthigayan, M. Sri Balasubashini, S.T. Somasundaram, T. Balasubramanian, "Inhibition of Hep2 and HeLa cell proliferation in vitro and EAC tumor growth in vivo by Lapemis curtus (Shaw 1802) venom.", Toxicon, Volume 51, Number 1, Jan 2008, pp. 157-161. 2008.
R. Karthikeyan, S. Karthigayan, M. Sri Balasubashini, S. Vijayalakshmi, S.T. Somasundaram and T. Balasubramanian, "Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation in vitro and Tumor Growth in vivo by Hydrophis spiralis Sea Snake Venom. .", International Journal of Cancer Research, Volume 3, Number 4, Jun 2007, pp. 186-190. 2007.
S. Karthigayan, M. Sri Balasubashini, T. Balasubramanian and S.T. Somasundaram, "PGE from Octopus aegina Induces Apoptosis in Ehrlich's Ascites Carcinoma of Mice.", Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, Volume 17, Number 1, May 2007, pp. 1-8. 2007.
S.T. Somasundaram and P. Vijayabaskar, "Histological and analytical evaluation of Glycosaminoglycan from the clam Katelysia opima.", Trends in Medical Research, Volume 2, Number 4, May 2007, pp. 167-175. 2007.
Karthigayan.S, Sri Balasubashini.M, Balasubramanian T. and Somasundaram. S.T. , "Anticancer principles from salivary gland of Octopus aegina.", International Journal of Cancer Research, Volume 2, Number 3, Sep 2006, pp. 242-252. 2006.
Sri Balasubashini.M, Karthigayan.S, Somasundaram S.T., Balasubramanian T, Viswanathan. P and Venugopal P. Menon, "In vivo and in vitro characterization of the lionfish venom (Pterios volitans) in mice.", Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, Volume 16, Number 1, Jun 2006, pp. 1-7. 2006.
Sri Balasubashini.M, Karthigayan.S, Somasundaram. S.T., Balasubramanian T, Rukkumani. R and Venugopal P. Menon, "FV peptide induces apoptosis in HEp 2 and HeLa cells: an insight into the mechanism of induction.", J Carcinogenesis, Volume 5, Number 27, Dec 2006, pp. 1-9. 2006.
Sri Balasubashini.M, Karthigayan.S, Somasundaram S.T., Balasubramanian T, Viswanathan. P, Raveendran. P. and Venugopal P. Menon, "Fish venom (Pterios volitans) peptide reduces tumor burden and ameliorates oxidative stress in Ehrlich's Ascites Carcinoma xenografted mice.", Bioorganic & Medicinal Chem. Lett., Volume 16, Number 24, Dec 2006, pp. 6219-6225. 2006.
Giridharn, P., S.T. Somasundaram, K.Perumal, RA. Vishwakarama, NP. Karthikeyan, R.Velmurugan and A.Balakrishanan, "Novel substituted methylenedioxy lignan suppresses proliferation of cancer cells by inhibiting telomerase and activation of c-myc and capases leading to apoptosis.", British journal of cancer , Volume 87, Number 1, Jul 2002, pp. 98-105. 2002.
List of Awards /Honours / Memberships

    National :2(UGC,CSIR)
International :1(British Council)