Meet postdoc of the year - Moorthy Palanimuthu Ponnusamy, Ph.D.

Moorthy Palanimuthu Ponnusamy, Ph.D., recently received the UNMC Postdoctoral Scholar of the Year Award for 2010.

Post doc scholars such as Dr. Ponnusamy are considered a key component to the UNMC research enterprise. As part of the award, Dr. Ponnusamy receives a $1,000 award to support his work.

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Moorthy Palanimuthu Ponnusamy, Ph.D.
Below we learn more about Dr. Ponnusamy and his work.

  • Name: Moorthy Palanimuthu Ponnusamy, Ph.D.
  • Title: Instructor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Joined UNMC: January 2006
  • Hometown: Poolambadi, Perambalur (Dt), Tamil Nadu, India

Describe your research in lay terms.

I have identified a novel mechanism for ovarian cancer metastasis and am working on another project trying to improve the Herceptin therapy for breast cancer patients.

What are your goals as a researcher?

I would like to be a good scientist in the field of cancer research. My main goal is to identify a universal cancer stem cell specific marker and its target.

What has been the best part of your experience as a postdoc at UNMC?

My favorite part of working at UNMC is working under the guidance of Dr. Surinder Batra (chairman of biochemistry and molecular biology). He gave me very good platform to do good research. I owe a heartfelt thanks to him and I also would like to thank UNMC for the great opportunity.


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July 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Congratulations Dr.Moorthy, it is not an adjective that one day those Cancer Patients will replace their GOD photo with your photo if you find a solution for cancer.

April 22, 2011 at 6:28 AM

Congrats... I am very happy to see this.. Keep going...

April 14, 2011 at 4:14 AM

Delighted to see this sir. Greater moments await for your greatness.

Rama Krishna Nimmakayala
November 28, 2010 at 4:32 AM

Dear Dr. Moorthy, I am so happy to hear this, and my heartfelt congratulations to you.

November 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Congrats Dr Murthy!!

jayalakshmi ramachandran
November 16, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Congratulations, you did it, to hear more...............

November 08, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Hi Moorthy, Congrats!!. Very glad to hear that. It is a great achievement. Definitely you will reach great heights. All the best in ur endeavors

November 08, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Hey! Great news... Congratulations!

devaraj & niranjali
November 08, 2010 at 4:40 AM

we are proud of you

Dr.Monalisa Dhar
November 08, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Hey moorthy congratulations man , way to go , All the best , it feels good to see you there !!

Murugesan T.P
November 06, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Wow very nice to see Dr. P.P Moorthy. He is my childhood friend at my home town Poolambadi, Tamil Nadu, India. My heartiest Congratulation dear. I wish you once to achieve your GOAL.

Paul Thomes
November 06, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Congratulations! Best wishes for your career.

Subhankar Chakraborty
November 06, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Congratulations! Hope you reach far greater heights!

Titto A. Augustine
November 05, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Heartfelt congratulations, Dr. Moorthy!! Finally you are served with for your hard work, sincerity and dedication. Wishing you all success!

November 05, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Heyyyy Dr Moorthy.. Many Many Congratulation.... You deserve it..both for research and helping peoples.....

November 05, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Congratulations. Great job. Sustain.

November 05, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Hurrah.!!!! Congrats Moorthy....

Dhanya Haridas
November 05, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Awesome news! Happy for you Moorthy!! You deserve it

Blaise Mathias Costa
November 05, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Moorthy is one of the sincere and hard working researchers I know in UNMC, he completely deserves this award. I wish his success in research! -Blaise