Short CV/Education and training

  • 2010 – 2014
    Ph.D. Biophysics (July 2010- Jan 2014), Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

  • 2004 – 2009
    B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science and M.Sc. (Hons.) Biological Sciences (dual degree, Aug 2004- Aug 2009), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

Selected publications

  • Chacko, L. A., Mehta, K., Ananthanarayanan, V.* Cortical tethering of mitochondria by the anchor protein Mcp5 enables uniparental inheritance. J. Cell Biol. 218 (11) 3560-3571 (2019)

  • Mehta, K., Chacko, L. A., Chug, M. K., Jhunjhunwala, S., Ananthanarayanan, V.* Association of mitochondria with microtubules inhibits mitochondrial fission by precluding activity of the fission protein Dnm1. J. Biol. Chem. 294(10) 3385–3396 (2019)

  • Tirumala, A. T. and Ananthanarayanan, V.* Role of dynactin in the intracellular localization and activation of cytoplasmic dynein. Biochemistry (2019)

  • Chacko, L. A. and Ananthanarayanan, V.* Quantification of mitochondrial dynamics in fission yeast. Bio-protocol 9(23): e3450. (2019)

  • Thankachan, J. M., Nuthalapati, S. S., Tirumala, N. A., Ananthanarayanan, V.* Fission Yeast Myosin I Facilitates PI(4,5)P2 –mediated Anchoring of Cytoplasmic Dynein to the Cortex. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 114: E2672-E2681 (2017)

  • Meka, S., Chacko, L. A., Ravi, A., Chatterjee, K., Ananthanarayanan, V.* Role of Microtubules in Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on 3D Nanofibrous Scaffolds. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 3: 551-559 (2017)

  • Ananthanarayanan, V.*, Activation of the motor protein upon attachment: Anchors weigh in on cytoplasmic dynein regulation. Bioessays 38(6): 514-25 (2016)

  • Ananthanarayanan, V.* and Tolić, I. Single-molecule imaging of cytoplasmic dynein in vivo. Methods Cell Biol. 125 (2015)

  • Krull, A., Steinborn. A, Ananthanarayanan, V., Ramunno-Johnson, D., Petersohn, U., Tolić-Nørrelykke, I*. A divide-and-conquer strategy for the maximum likelihood localization of low intensity objects. Opt. Express 22(1), 210-228 (2014)

  • Ananthanarayanan, V., Schattat, M., Vogel, S. K., Krull, A., Pavin, N.*, Tolić-Nørrelykke, I.*. Dynein Motion Switches from Diffusive to Directed upon Cortical Anchoring. Cell 153: 1526-1536 (2013)

  • Ananthanarayanan, V.* and Thies, W.*, Biocoder: A programming language for standardizing and automating Biology protocols. J. Biol. Eng. 4: 13 (2010)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Cell Science

  • Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences


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