Vasanth Thamodaran

Vasanth Thamodoran

Vasanth Thamodaran
Senior Scientist


  • Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology, Pondicherry University.


  • Post-doctoral research, Centre for Stem Cell Research, CMC, Vellore, 2017-2020


Mouse developmental biology, human pluripotent stem cells and Gene editing

Area of interest

Stem cell-based therapeutics and RNA modifications

Current activities at TIGS – Developing stem cell based therapeutic platforms for rare genetic disorders and investigating the role of RNA modifications in stem cells.

Honors and Awards

INSPIRE Faculty Award, 2019


  • Thamodaran V, Rani S, and Velayudhan SR (2021) Gene Editing in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Doxycycline-Inducible CRISPR-Cas9 System, New York, NY
  • Bagchi A, Nath A, Thamodaran V, et al (2021) Direct Generation of Immortalized Erythroid Progenitor Cell Lines from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells. 10:523
  • Bora P, Thamodaran V, Šušor A, et al (2019) p38-Mitogen Activated Kinases Mediate a Developmental Regulatory Response to Amino Acid Depletion and Associated Oxidative Stress in Mouse Blastocyst Embryos.
  • John J, Saranathan R, Adigopula LN, Vasanth T, et al (2016) The quorum sensing molecule N -acyl homoserine lactone produced by Acinetobacter baumannii displays antibacterial and anticancer properties. 32:1029–1047
  • Thamodaran V and Bruce AW (2016) p38 (Mapk14/11) occupies a regulatory node governing entry into primitive endoderm differentiation during preimplantation mouse embryo development. 6:160190
  • Mihajlović AI, Thamodaran V, and Bruce AW (2015) The first two cell-fate decisions of preimplantation mouse embryo development are not functionally independent.
  • Saranathan R, Vasanth V, Vasanth T, et al (2015) Emergence of carbapenem non-susceptible multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains of clonal complexes 103 B and 92 B harboring OXA-type carbapenemases and metallo-β-lactamases in Southern India: Oxacillinases and MBLs in A. baumannii. 59:277–284
  • Prashanth K, Vasanth T, Saranathan R, et al (2012) Antibiotic Resistance, Biofilms and Quorum Sensing in Acinetobacter Species, In: Pana, M. (ed.) Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria – A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium, InTech