Senthil Kumar Thangaraj


Senthil Kumar Thangaraj comes from a coastal city Chennai- the most prominent cultural, economic and educational centre of South India where he also finished his Bachelors and Masters in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Madras. To follow his research interests in protein engineering,  he started his research career as a junior research fellow in Prof. Raghavan Varadarajan’s lab at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Later, he moved to Germany to join Prof. Marcus Fandrich’s lab at Max Planck research Unit and Ulm University for his PhD. His doctoral studies focused on the assessment of structural properties of amyloid aggregates and their applicative potential. Senthil joined Prof. Lashuel’s group in early 2017 as a postdoctoral scientist where he is studying the structure-function relationship of TDP-43 in human biology and pathobiology. He is also keen on developing research tools and improving methods that could be utilized for bettering neurodegenerative research across academic laboratories and industries.