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Graduate Student: John Jeshurun Michael (Veterinary Science)


NAME

John Michael

About John...

Biography:
Born April 21 in Chennai, a metropolitan city in South India.  Attended Union Christian Matriculation and Higher Secondary School.

Undergraduate Education:
Sathyabama University, Chennai (B-Tech in Biotechnology).

Ever since my childhood, I have been talented in art and especially loved to draw horses. This was one reason I really enjoyed my biology classes; it was an opportunity to make use of my drawing ability in academics.  After my undergraduate degree, I had to choose between Biology and Computer Science.  I was in a dilemma.  To make a long story short, I worked as a software engineer with Infosys Technologies Limited for 2 years prior to joining WSU graduate school.

Other Interests:
I enjoy playing the trumpet, "trying" to stay fit with gym workouts and playing cricket, and caring for horses at Orphan Acres, (a horse rescue and rehabilitation organization).

Current research topic:
1.    Regulatory role of myosin essential light chain in cardiac contractile activation.
2.   
The effects alpha-tropomyosin mutation D230N (associated with Dilated Cardiomyopathy) on the length-
       dependency of cardiac myofilament contractility.

3.   
Role of the H1-helix and the flexible linker of the C-terminus of troponin T in modulating cardiac myofilament
       activation.
 
Awards/Honors:
Gold medalist in my undergraduate education for coming 1st in the Department of Biotechnology.

Major Advisor:

Murali Chandra

Year entered PhD Program:
Fall 2009

Contact email:
johnmichael@vetmed.wsu.edu
Last Edited: Apr 09, 2013 9:52 AM   

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