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Govindarajan Ramesh

Govindarajan Ramesh
Professor of Biology​

Ph.D., University of Madras
M.S., MS University
B.S., Bharathiar University

Phone: 757.823.8951
Room 501, McDemmond Center for Applied Research 
555 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Dr. Govindarajan T. Ramesh is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biology at Norfolk State University. He completed his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry/Biotechnology. He has extensive experience and a continuing interest in investigating the effects of space radiation and microgravity on the central nervous system. His laboratory also conducts research on synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility of nanomaterials for safe biomedical applications. He has mentored more than twenty-five Master’s level graduate students, four Doctoral graduate students and six Post-doctoral fellows. At present, he is mentoring two Ph. D. students. He currently has six ongoing research grants funded by NSF, DOD, NSTI and NASA. Since 2007, he has secured grant funding as PI, Co-PI and/or Senior Investigator totaling more than $13.5 million. He is actively serving in grant review panels at the National Science Foundation, Phillip Morris Research Foundation, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Netherland Space Agency, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the European Space Agency. He serves on journal review panels for more than ten scientific journals and also is a member of the editorial board of the J of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Neural Regeneration Research J, American Journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology and ISRN Toxicology. Dr. Ramesh has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has presented his work in more than 100 national and international meetings. Part of his overall goal is also to train undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in nanotechnology and space research.