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K.V. Lakshmi

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Website:
www.baruch60center.org/group

Education:
Dr. Lakshmi is trained in the development and application of advanced biophysical spectroscopy at Brandeis, the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory at MIT, and Yale University.

Career Highlights:
Dr. Lakshmi is recognized worldwide as a leader in the current generation of young biophysicists. She is one of very few researchers around the world with expertise and training in developing both advanced solids NMR and pulsed multi-frequency EPR spectroscopy methods.

Research Areas:
Her current research collaborations include academic institutions and national laboratories— Brookhaven National Laboratory, MIT, and Imperial College, London, to name a few. Dr. Lakshmi is a reviewer for the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. She holds visiting appointments at Yale and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Lakshmi is the recipient of several awards for her outstanding contributions in the field of membrane bioenergetics and excellence in photosynthesis research, as well as a UNESCO Fellowship.

Publications:
Dr. Lakshmi has authored over 45 peer-reviewed journal publications, and is an invited speaker at numerous conferences.

            (1)        Srinivasan, N.; Chatterjee, R.; Milikisiyants, S.; Golbeck, J. H.; Lakshmi, K. V. "Effect of Hydrogen Bond Strength on the Redox Properties of Phylloquinones: A Two-Dimensional Hyperfine Sublevel Correlation Spectroscopy Study of Photosystem I" Biochemistry 2011, 50, 3495-3501.

            (2)        Chatterjee, R.; Milikisiyants, S.; Coates, C. S.; Lakshmi, K. V. "High-Resolution Two-Dimensional (1)H and (14)N Hyperfine Sublevel Correlation Spectroscopy of the Primary Quinone of Photosystem Ii" Biochemistry 2011, 50, 491-501.

            (3)        Milikisiyants, S.; Chatterjee, R.; Weyers, A.; Meenaghan, A.; Coates, C.; Lakshmi, K. V. "Ligand Environment of the S(2) State of Photosystem Ii: A Study of the Hyperfine Interactions of the Tetranuclear Manganese Cluster by 2d (14)N Hyscore Spectroscopy" J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 10905-10911.

            (4)        Kumar, M.; Mehta, B. R.; Singh, V. N.; Chatterjee, R.; Milikisiyants, S.; Lakshmi, K. V.; Singh, J. P. "The Role of Stoichiometry of Indium and Oxygen on Gas Sensing Properties of Indium Oxide Nanostructures" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2010, 96, Article Number: 123114  

            (5)        Jagannathan, B.; Dekat, S.; Golbeck, J. H.; Lakshmi, K. V. "The Assembly of a Multisubunit Photosynthetic Membrane Protein Complex: A Site-Specific Spin Labeling Epr Spectroscopic Study of the Psac Subunit in Photosystem I" Biochemistry 2010, 49, 2398-2408.

            (6)        Weyers, A. M.; Chatterjee, R.; Milikisiyants, S.; Lakshmi, K. V. "Structure and Function of Quinones in Biological Solar Energy Transduction: A Differential Pulse Voltammetry, Epr, and Hyperfine Sublevel Correlation (Hyscore) Spectroscopy Study of Model Benzoquinones" J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 15409-15418.

            (7)        Kumar, M.; Chatterjee, R.; Milikisiyants, S.; Kanjilal, A.; Voelskow, M.; Grambole, D.; Lakshmi, K. V.; Singh, J. P. "Investigating the Role of Hydrogen in Indium Oxide Tubular Nanostructures as a Donor or Oxygen Vacancy Passivation Center" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2009, 95,  Article Number: 013102  

            (8)        Uppal, R.; Lakshmi, K. V.; Valentine, A. M. "Isolation and Characterization of the Iron-Binding Properties of a Primitive Monolobal Transferrin from Ciona Intestinalis" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 13, 873-885.

            (9)        Kumar, M.; Singh, V. N.; Singh, F.; Lakshmi, K. V.; Mehta, B. R.; Singh, J. P. "On the Origin of Photoluminescence in Indium Oxide Octahedron Structures" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 92, Article Number: 171907  

            (10)       Lee, C.-I.; Lakshmi, K. V.; Brudvig, G. W. "Probing the Functional Role of Ca2+ in the Oxygen-Evolving Complex of Photosystem Ii by Metal Ion Inhibition" Biochemistry 2007, 46, 3211-3223.

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