Pachiappan Arjunan

Assistant Professor

Pachiappan Arjunan

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Dr. Pachiappan Arjunan earned his PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and completed a postdoctoral training from National Eye Institute/NIH. He is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Periodontics at AU. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and serve as a honorable consulting editor of Eye and Brain journal, permanent reviewer of JoVE, and as volunteer reviewer for more than 15 renowned journals etc.

Education

  • Ph.D., Neuroscience National Univ of Singapore, 2007

Certifications

  • MACSquant Flow Cytometry Analyzer MACSquant Flow Cytometry Analyzer Training, Miltenyi Biotec Inc., San Diego, CA., 2015

Awards & Honors

  • IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators International Association for Dental Research, 2018

  • Certified Honorable Editorial Board Member Open Access Journal of Dental Sciences (OAJDS), 2017

  • Young Investigator Travel Fellowship Award International Society for Eye Research-ISER, 2014

  • Travel Grant Award, ARVO National Eye Institute, 2014

  • Research Fellowship Award National Eye Institute-National Institutes of Health, 2007

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • DBIO 5001

    Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • RDCT 5001

    Research Design and Critical T

Teaching Interests

I adore the statement that knowledge is much respected when shared with others. The foremost ingredient of teaching is passion. With that passion and accrued knowledge & research experience at the frontier of molecular biology, I am zealous for a teaching opportunity to share what I have learned and to instigate those young minds.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Iron Overload Accelerates the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Association with Increased Retinal Renin Expression., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Introductory Chapter: Periodontitis-A Useful Reference, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Periodontitis - A Useful Reference- book edited by Pachiappan Arjunan, 2017
    Other
  • High-throughput sequencing reveals key genes and immune homeostatic pathways activated in myeloid dendritic cells by Porphyromonas gingivalis 381 and its fimbrial mutants, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Increased Retinal Expression of the Pro-Angiogenic Receptor GPR91 via BMP6 in a Mouse Model of Juvenile HemochromatosisGPR91 Expression in Juvenile Hemochromatosis, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

To investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in disruption of immune homeostasis in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) and associated systemic diseases namely neurodegeneration and retinal immuno-pathogenesis (diabetic retinopathy), specifically using retinal Dendritic Cells (DCs), Macrophage and Pericytes in-vitro and in-vivo models employing state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques (Functional Genomics).

Department Service

  • Member of Staff Interview/Recruitment Committee, AU. Dept. of Periodontics. 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Infection and Hazard Control Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Advisory Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Table Clinic Day - Judge for the poster and oral presentations 2018 - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Member of Faculty Evaluation Committee, GRU Dept. of Oral Biology. 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • The 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference-Poster 2018 - 2018

    Role: Session Chair
  • 31st Annual Graduate Research Day Poster Session, GRU, USA 2015 - 2015

    Role: Session Chair
  • 16th Annual Student Research & Fine Arts Conference, Poster Session 2015 - 2015

    Role: Session Chair
  • 6th Annual Scientific Retreat, Culver Vision Discovery Institute (VDI), GRU, USA. 2014 - 2014

    Role: Session Chair

Professional Service

  • Immunology and Immunogenetics Insights 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Open Access Journal of Dental Sciences (OAJDS) 2017 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • EC Ophthalmology 2016 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • CT Walker Traditional Magnet School. Judge for the science fair projects 2018 - 2018

    Role: Session Chair