Vish V Subramaniam, PhD
College of Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
The focus of Dr. Subramaniam’s research is on interactions between low frequency (< 1 MHz) electromagnetic waves and tissues and cells. This research ranges from fundamental studies to pre-clinical applications. Research on electrostatic interactions governing cell migration, cell signaling, differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells, and activity of select enzymes, is used to develop new methods for detecting and imaging solid tumors, for devising means of controlling metastasis, and for accelerating wound healing. Specifically, electrostatic interactions between ligands (e.g. CXCL12), growth factors (EGF), and corresponding receptors (CXCR4 and EGFR) are manipulated using weak induced electric fields to affect cell migration.