Profile of Dr. Elangovan Vellaichamy

Elangovan Vellaichamy

Elected Fellow 2018

Basic Sciences (Biochemistry)

DB: 06-12-1967

Birth place

Karaikudi, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu.


Annamalai University-M.Sc.(Biochemistry)(1988-1990); University of Madras-M.Phil.(Biochemistry)-(1990-1991);University of Madras- Ph.D. (Biochemistry) (1992-1996); Post-Doctoral studies at Israel and USA.

Positions held 

Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry (2007 to till date);

Professor, Department of Biochemistry (2010- 2007); Reader and Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry (2006- 2010);

Research Associate, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA- (2002-2005); Post-doctoral Fellow, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA - (1999- 2002); Post-doctoral Fellow Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1997-1999); Senior Research Fellow, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, TN (1996-1997).

Research Area

Hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure - Natriuretic Peptide and its Receptor system.

Awards and fellowships


Recipient of Southern section-American Federation of Medical Research Award (2007); Recipient of Merck New investigator Award, American Heart Association-Council of Blood pressure research (2006).


Recipient of JASPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japan (1997); Recipient of Lady Davis Post-Doctoral fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1997); 1995- Recipient of Council of scientific and industrial (CSIR) senior research fellowship; 1992- Recipient of Birla Smark Kosh Medical endowment junior research fellowship (1995).



Department of Biochemistry, Guindy Campus, University of Madras,

Chennai-600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.


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