Surendra Rajpurohit

Other Faculty

Surendra Rajpurohit

Other Faculty

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Mohanlal Sukhadia University, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • FAHA American Heart Association, 2023

  • Mentorship, Summer Scholarship Program CURS (Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship), 2020

  • Mentorship, Summer Scholar Program CURS Center for Undergraduate Research Service, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Basic Oncology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Development of a Transparent Transgenic Zebrafish Cellular Phenotype Tg(6xNF-kB:EGFP); Casper(roy−/−, nacre−/−) to Study NF-kB Activity, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Development of a novel purification protocol to isolate and identify brain microglia, 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Development of Tg(UAS:SEC-Hsa.ANXA5-YFP,myl7:RFP); Casper(roy−/−,nacre−/−) Transparent Transgenic In Vivo Zebrafish Model to Study the Cardiomyocyte Function, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • ARQiv-HTS, a versatile whole-organism screening platform enabling in vivo drug discovery at high-throughput rates., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • First quantitative high-throughput screen in zebrafish identifies novel pathways for increasing pancreatic β-cell mass., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Development of Transgenic Zebrafish Model Organism to study the Microglia Function in health and disease condition with special reference to Inflammatory process (NFkB) and Apoptosis (Annexin-V) in Brain Tumor and Heart disease. EGFR/sEGFR-Breast Cancer Research, Role of soluble isoforms (extra cellular domains) of EGFR Family members in targeted therapeutics and establishment of sEGFR as Biomarker in Cancer Research. In-vivo automated HTS Drug Discovery by using Zebrafish model in Diabetes beta cell neogenesis and proliferation, Creation of acute hypoxia in zebrafish model and its impact on Cardiovascular Biology.

College Service

  • The MCG Faculty Senate Committees 2023 - 2025

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AU Statutes Review committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CURS Research Mentor 2018 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • AU Faculty Sentae Faculty Development Committee 2022 - 2024

    Role: Committee Member
  • Treasurer, Augusta University Faculty Senate Executive Committee 2019 - 2022

    Role: University Senate Service
  • Senator, Augusta University Faculty Senate 2019 - 2021

    Role: University Senate Service

Professional Service

  • Journal, IJERPH (MDPI); Special Issue: Blood Cells, Hematopoiesis, Molecules, Nanomedicine and Diseases Research 2020 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Gene Journal 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • CTPOJ 2016 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Tumor Biology 2016 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • International Journal of Cardiology 2011 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article