Roopa Ramamoorthi, PhD

Title(s)Assoc. Dir., Catalyst Program, CTSI
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    Roopa Ramamoorthi brings a diverse scientific background in drug development, bacteriology, biotechnology, and engineering. Prior to joining UCSF, Roopa was Associate Director Partnering and Scientific Affairs at BIO Ventures for Global Health, where her focus was putting together collaborations between academic, non profit and pharmaceutical organizations to accelerate the development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for Neglected Tropical Diseases, TB and Malaria for the WIPO Re:Search Consortium. She worked for Bayer in California for more than five years as a scientist and senior scientist in development of antibody and other biological therapeutics and evaluating and bringing in platform technologies and has experience in science and technology consulting with Strategic Perspectives.

    Roopa received her Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Washington and at MIT. She is a registered patent agent and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Roopa grew up in India where she received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

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    1. Ramamoorthi R, Graef KM, Dent J. Repurposing pharma assets: an accelerated mechanism for strengthening the schistosomiasis drug development pipeline. Future Med Chem. 2015; 7(6):727-35. PMID: 25996066.
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    2. Ramamoorthi R, Graef KM, Dent J. WIPO Re:Search: Accelerating anthelmintic development through cross-sector partnerships. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2014 Dec; 4(3):220-5. PMID: 25516832.
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    3. Ramamoorthi R, Graef KM, Krattiger A, Dent JC. WIPO re:search: catalyzing collaborations to accelerate product development for diseases of poverty. Chem Rev. 2014 Nov 26; 114(22):11272-9. PMID: 25229276.
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    4. Dent J, Ramamoorthi R, Graef K, Nelson LM, Wichard JC. WIPO Re:Search: a consortium catalyzing research and product development for neglected tropical diseases. Pharm Pat Anal. 2013 Sep; 2(5):591-6. PMID: 24237166.
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    5. Parsons CJ, Bradford BU, Pan CQ, Cheung E, Schauer M, Knorr A, Krebs B, Kraft S, Zahn S, Brocks B, Feirt N, Mei B, Cho MS, Ramamoorthi R, Roldan G, Ng P, Lum P, Hirth-Dietrich C, Tomkinson A, Brenner DA. Antifibrotic effects of a tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 antibody on established liver fibrosis in rats. Hepatology. 2004 Nov; 40(5):1106-15. PMID: 15389776.
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    6. Koffas MA, Ramamoorthi R, Pine WA, Sinskey AJ, Stephanopoulos G. Sequence of the Corynebacterium glutamicum pyruvate carboxylase gene. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1998 Sep; 50(3):346-52. PMID: 9802220.
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    7. Springer AL, Ramamoorthi R, Lidstrom ME. Characterization and nucleotide sequence of pqqE and pqqF in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. J Bacteriol. 1996 Apr; 178(7):2154-7. PMID: 8606199; PMCID: PMC177920.
    8. Ramamoorthi R, Lidstrom ME. Transcriptional analysis of pqqD and study of the regulation of pyrroloquinoline quinone biosynthesis in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. J Bacteriol. 1995 Jan; 177(1):206-11. PMID: 8002620; PMCID: PMC176574.
    9. Morris CJ, Biville F, Turlin E, Lee E, Ellermann K, Fan WH, Ramamoorthi R, Springer AL, Lidstrom ME. Isolation, phenotypic characterization, and complementation analysis of mutants of Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 unable to synthesize pyrroloquinoline quinone and sequences of pqqD, pqqG, and pqqC. J Bacteriol. 1994 Mar; 176(6):1746-55. PMID: 8132470; PMCID: PMC205263.
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