Ayyalusamy (Rams) Ramamoorthy, Ph.D.

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy headshot
Educational History
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1993-1996
Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1990
M.Sc, Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1984
B.Sc, Chemistry (Math & Physics), Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1982
Research Interests
Alzheimer’s Disease, Type-2 Diabetes, ALS and HIV
Biocondensation and LLPS
Self-assembly, Nanodiscs, Functional Polymer Materials
Protein Aggregation and Membrane Proteins
Awards, Honors, and Memberships

Elected ISMAR Fellow (2023)

Elected Fellow of the Michigan Society (2021)

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2018)

Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan (2016)

Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Technical University of Munich, Germany (2015-2018)

Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan (2013-2023)

Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan (2012)

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow (2009)

Willsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia (2009)


Nishiyama Y, Hou G, Agarwal V, Su Y, Ramamoorthy A. Ultrafast Magic Angle Spinning Solid- State NMR Spectroscopy: Advances in Methodology and Applications, Chemical Reviews 123, 918-988 (2023).

Krishnarjuna B, Marte J, Ravula T, Ramamoorthy A. Enhancing the stability and homogeneity of non-ionic polymer nanodiscs by tuning electrostatic interactions. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 634, 887-896 (2023).

Ravula T, Ramamoorthy A. Synthesis, Characterization, and Nanodisc Formation of Non-ionic Polymers. Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl. 60, 16885-16888 (2021).

Milardi et al. Proteostasis of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide: A Molecular Perspective of Risk Factors and Protective Strategies for Type II Diabetes, Chemical Reviews 121, 1845-1893 (2021).

Nguyen et al. Amyloid Oligomers: A Joint Experimental/Computational Perspective on Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Type II Diabetes, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Chemical Reviews 121, 2545-2647 (2021).

Kotler SA, Walsh P, Brender JR, Ramamoorthy A. Differences between amyloid-beta aggregation in solution and on the membrane: Insights in to elucidation of the mechanistic details of Alzheimer's disease. Chem.Soc.Rev. 43, 6692-6700 (2014).