Srivathsan Adivarahan

Srivathsan Adivarahan
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich

PhD in Biochemistry

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Introduction
I completed my undergraduate studies - a Dual degree program (Bachelor's and Master's in Biotechnology) in 2012. Thereafter, I moved to Switzerland, to pursue my masters in ETH Zurich, with a specialization in Systems Biology. During my master, I worked towards building tools that could be used to simultaneously express multiple genes in yeast. After finishing my masters, I moved to Université de Montréal, where I am currently pursuing my PhD in the lab of Dr Daniel Zenklusen where I am using super-resolution microscopy techniques to understand the organization of mRNPs in cells.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - present
Université de Montréal
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2012 - March 2015
ETH Zurich
Position
  • Master's Student
March 2011 - March 2012
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Position
  • Bachelor's Student
Education
September 2012 - April 2015
ETH Zurich
Field of study
  • Biotechnology
August 2007 - April 2012
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Field of study
  • Biotechnology
August 2007 - May 2012
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Field of study
  • Biotechnology

Publications

Publications (10)
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mRNAs form ribonucleoprotein complexes (mRNPs) by association with proteins that are crucial for mRNA metabolism. While the mRNP proteome has been well characterized, little is known about mRNP organization. Using a single-molecule approach, we show that mRNA conformation changes depending on its cellular localization and translational state. Compa...
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Intron removal from pre-mRNAs is a critical step in the processing of RNA polymerase II transcripts, required to create translation competent mRNAs. In humans, introns account for large portions of the pre-mRNA, with intronic sequences representing about 95% of most pre-mRNA. Intron length varies considerably; introns can be as short as a few to hu...
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While biomolecular condensates have emerged as an important biological phenomenon, mechanisms regulating their composition and the ways that viruses hijack these mechanisms remain unclear. The mosquito-borne alphaviruses cause a range of diseases from rashes and arthritis to encephalitis, and no licensed drugs are available for treatment or vaccine...
Chapter
Cells are complex assemblies of molecules organized into organelles and membraneless compartments, each playing important roles in ensuring cellular homeostasis. The different steps of the gene expression pathway take place within these various cellular compartments, and studying gene regulation and RNA metabolism requires incorporating the spatial...
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Kidney branching morphogenesis has been studied extensively, but the mechanism that defines the branch points is still elusive. Here we obtained a 2D movie of kidney branching morphogenesis in culture to test different models of branching morphogenesis with physiological growth dynamics. We carried out image segmentation and calculated the displace...
Chapter
mRNAs and lncRNAs assemble with RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) to form ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPsRibonucleoproteins (RNPs)). The assembly of RNPsRibonucleoproteins (RNPs) initiates co-transcriptionally, and their composition and organization is thought to change during the different steps of an RNP life cycle. Modulation of RNP structural organ...
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mRNAs form ribonucleoprotein complexes (mRNPs) by association with proteins that are crucial for mRNA metabolism. While the mRNP proteome has been well characterized, little is known about mRNP organization. Using a single molecule approach, we show that mRNA conformation changes depending on its cellular localization and translational state. Compa...
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To counteract the breakdown of genome integrity, eukaryotic cells have developed a network of surveillance pathways to prevent and resolve DNA damage. Recent data has recognized the importance of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) in DNA damage repair (DDR) pathways. Here, we describe Nol12 as a multifunctional RBP with roles in RNA metabolism and genome...
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RNA binding proteins (RBPs) regulate many aspects of cellular function via their myriad roles in RNA homeostasis. Emerging data has shown that many RBPs also act independently of their RNA-regulatory functions; for example, several RBPs are redeployed to sites of DNA damage where they participate directly in DNA repair. Here, we describe Nol12 as a...
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Morphogenesis is a tightly regulated process that has been studied for decades. We are developing data-based and image-basd mechanistic models for a range of developmental processes with a view to integrate the available knowledge and to better understand the underlying regulatory logic. In our previous papers on simulating organogenesis with COMSO...

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