Sriram Satagopan

Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology
Scientific Team
CAPS Member

I am a biochemist with an interest in studying protein structure-function relationships. I am also interested in carbon metabolism and CO2 fixation catalyzed by the enzyme RubisCO, which is central to the existence of all life on earth. The central theme of my research has been to integrate biochemical, genetic, and bioinformatic approaches to study carbon fixation and specifically RubisCO in microbial model organisms and to explore related applications. Towards that end, I have recently demonstrated the use of nanoparticles to assemble enzymatic pathways outside of a cell. We are currently exploring the use of cheaper and easily biodegradable nanoparticles for the assembly of enzymes for several applications, including the production of bioproducts and the stabilization of high-value nutraceuticals. Areas of expertise – Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetic engineering.

Research Scientist – The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus OH; Jan 2011 to present

Research Scientist – DuPont Knowledge Center, Hyderabad, India; May 2008 to Sep 2009

Post-doctoral researcher, The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus OH; Aug 2004 to Apr 2008 & Oct 2009 to Dec 2011

Areas of Expertise
  • Protein structure-function relationships
  • Carbon metabolism
  • CO2 fixation catalyzed by the enzyme RubisCO
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Ph. D. (Biochemistry), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln NE; Aug 2004
  • M. Sc. (Biotechnology), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India; May 1999
  • B. Sc. (Chemistry), Loyola College, Chennai, India; May 1997

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