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Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy

Department of Chemistry and Biophysics
University of Michigan
930 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1055

Phone: (734) 647-6572
Fax: (734) 615-3790


Ph.D., Chemistry, 1990 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
M.Sc., Chemistry, 1984 Madurai Kamaraj University, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, 1982 Madurai Kamaraj University, India


  • 2013-present Robert W Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics
  • 2008-present Professor, Biophysics & Chemistry
  • 2002-2008 Associate Professor, Biophysics & Department of Chemistry , University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Research Assistant Scientist, Biophysics Research Division, University of Michigan
  • 1996-2002 Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 1993-1996 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1992-1993 Scientist, Biometrology Laboratory, JEOL Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
  • 1990-1992 Fellow Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute, India


  • NSF Career Development Award
  • Grant-in-Aid Award, American Heart Association
  • Research partnership Award, Eli Lilly (2006)
  • Young Scientist Award, JEOL Ltd.
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Osaka University (2005)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (2008)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Mainz (2009)
  • JSPS Fellow (2009)

Research Interests

    Research interests include the structure, dynamics, and function of macromolecules with a special interest in membrane-associated peptides/proteins. The specific biological systems being investigated are cytochrome b5, cytochrome P450, misfolded amyloid proteins, and antimicrobial peptides. Other systems that are being investigated in collaboration using NMR techniques are cancer tissues, cancer metabolomics, bone, and membrane interaction of dendrimeric nanoparticles.