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Mayilvanan Chinnaiyan, PhD
Otolaryngology

Mayilvanan Chinnaiyan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mayilvanan earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences-Endocrinology from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. His PhD dissertation focused on the antidiabetic potential of a phytochemical called ferulic acid and GLUT4 translocation mechanism in type-2 diabetes. Before his PhD, he earned a MS in Biomedical Sciences from University of Madras, and BS in Biotechnology from Periyar University, Salem, India. His current research focuses on the cellular and molecular toxicology associated with the use of diverse tobacco products including combustible tobacco and electronic cigarettes.


Select Publications:

Selected Conference Presentations:

1. Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Acharya P, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Johnson K, Zhao YD, and Queimado L. Marijuana Use And Co-Use Among Tobacco And Non-Tobacco Products Users. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

2. Brobst D, Ganapathy V, Chissoe G, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, Johnson K, and Queimado L. Oral Molecular Changes in Exclusive and Dual Users of Combustible and Electronic Cigarettes. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

3. Coles T, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Johnson K, and Queimado L. Evaluation of E-cigarette Mutagenicity in Vapers Using Ames Test. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Won Jesus E. Medina M.D. Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student.

4. Milton A, Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Brobst D, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Puff Topography Among Single and Dual Users of Combustible Cigarettes, Pod-Based, and Mod-Based Electronic Cigarettes. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

5. Milton A, Chinnaiyan M, and Queimado L. Puff topography determines toxins: comparing cigarette / E-cig dual users with single method users. 47th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, March 28-31, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Flash Talk Finalist.

6. Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Acharya P, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Johnson K, Zhao YD, and Queimado L. Prevalence of marijuana use and co-use among combustible tobacco and electronic cigarette users. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

7. Milton A, Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Brobst D, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Puffing Topography Among Exclusive Combustible Cigarette Users and Dual Users of Cigarettes and Pod-Based or Mod-Based Electronic Cigarettes. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

8. Chinnaiyan M, Ganapathy V, Sadhasivam B, Zhao YD, Wagener TL, and Queimado L. Are electronic cigarettes an effective tobacco harm reduction tool? 8th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, May 8, 2021, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

9. Sadhasivam B, Raj V, Hahn EH, Ganapathy V, Chinnaiyan M, Wagener TL, and Queimado L. E-Cigarette and mitochondria: implications on oral health. 8th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, May 8, 2021, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

10. Chinnaiyan M, Brobst D, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Krempl G, and Queimado L. DNA damage on HPRT as a biomarker of susceptibility to tobacco-induced cancer. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, April 10-15, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Awarded the Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop​ Travel Award.

11. Sadhasivam B, Raj V, Hahn EH, Ganapathy V, Chinnaiyan M, Wagener TL, and Queimado L. E-Cigarette Aerosol Alters Mitochondria DNA Damage and Biogenesis. 2021 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 5, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Won second place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.

12. Chinnaiyan M, Ganapathy V, Sadhasivam B, Zhao YD, Wagener TL, and Queimado L. Measuring DNA Damage to Assess the Use of Electronic Cigarettes as a Tobacco Harm Reduction Strategy. 2021 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 5, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Won first place prize for Outstanding Poster PresentationWon Flash Talk Award.

13. Queimado L, Wagener TL, Zhao YD, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, and Ganapathy V. Using In Vivo DNA Damage to Assess Electronic Cigarettes as a Harm Reduction Tool. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 26th Annual Meeting, March 11-14, 2020, New Orleans, LA. Poster. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.srnt.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2020_annual_meeting/SRNT2020_Rapid_Abstracts_02272.pdf.

14. Queimado L, Wagener TL, Zhao YD, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, and Ganapathy V. Electronic Cigarettes as a Harm Reduction Strategy: A DNA Damage Perspective. 2020 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 7, 2020, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

15. Chinnaiyan M, Brobst D, Sadhasivam B, Ganapathy V, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Krempl G, and Queimado L. Quantification of DNA Damage on HPRT as a Biomarker of Cancer Risk. 2020 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 7, 2020, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

16. Brobst D, Ganapathy V, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, and Queimado L. Expanding and Validating PADDA: Moving a Novel DNA Damage Detection Assay to New Genes. 6th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 27, 2019, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

17. Chinnaiyan M, Brobst D, Ganapathy V, Sadhasivam B, and Queimado L. Quantification of DNA damage on HPRT as a biomarker of cancer risk. 6th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 27, 2019, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.