Rajendhran Jeyaprakash

Rajendhran Jeyaprakash
Visiting Scholar
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Microbial Genomics, Metagenomics, and Human Microbiomics

Years at WID

2018 - present


Jeyaprakash Rajendhran was raised in a rural area of India and he is presently working as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Madurai Kamaraj University. He is at Wisconsin Insitute for Discovery as an ASM Indo-US Research Professor.


Ph.D Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India


  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Association of Microbiologists of India
  • Biotech Research Society of India
  • American Society for Microbiology


  • ASM IUSSTF Indo-US Research Professor - 2018
  • Travel Grant Award from Osaka University, Japan - 2017
  • SBS-MKU Genomics Award - Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) - 2014
  • UGC-Raman Fellowship for Post Doctoral Research in USA - 2013
  • Young Scientist Award - Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) – 2007.

Selected Publications

  • Jayashree S, Karthikeyan R, Nithyalakshmi S, Ranjani J, Gunasekaran P, Rajendhran J (2018) Anti-adhesion Property of the Potential Probiotic Strain Lactobacillus fermentum 8711 Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Front Microbiol 9:411.
  • Vishnu US, Sankarasubramanian J, Gunasekaran P and Rajendhran J (2017) Identification of potential antigens from non-classically secreted proteins and designing novel multitope peptide vaccine candidate against Brucella melitensis through reverse vaccinology and immunoinformatics approach. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 55: 151-158
  • Sankarasubramanian J, Vishnu US, Khader LKMA, Sridhar J Gunasekaran P and Rajendhran J (2016) BrucellaBase: Genome information resource. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 43: 38-42
  • Pushpanathan M, Pooja S, Gunasekaran P and Rajendhran J (2016) Critical Evaluation and compilation of physicochemical determinants and membrane interactions of MMGP1 antifungal peptide. Molecular Pharmaceutics 13: 1656-1667
  • Sankarasubramanian J, Vishnu US, Dinakaran V, Sridhar J, Gunasekaran P and Rajendhran J (2016) Computational prediction of secretion systems and secretomes of Brucella: identification of novel type IV effectors and their interaction with host. Molecular Biosystems 12: 178 - 190
  • Pooja S, Pushpanathan M, Gunasekaran P and Rajendhran J (2015) Endocytosis‒‒mediated invasion and pathogenicity of Streptococcus agalactiae in rat cardiomyocyte (H9C2). PLOS ONE 10: e0139733
  • Rajendhran J, Shankar M, Dinakaran V, Rathinavel A and Gunasekaran P (2013) Contrasting circulating microbiome in cardiovascular disease patients and healthy individuals. International Journal of Cardiology 168:118–5120
  • Rajendhran J and Gunasekaran P (2008) Strategies for accessing soil metagenome for desired applications. Biotechnology Advances 26: 576-590.