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Vengatesh Ganapathy, PhD
Otolaryngology

Vengatesh Ganapathy, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research


Vengatesh earned his PhD in Biochemistry-Endocrinology from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. Before his PhD, he earned a MS in Biochemistry from University of Madras, and BS in Biochemistry from Adhiparasakthi College of Science, Kalavai, Vellore District, India. His research focuses on the molecular mechanism underlying cancer development. His current studies analyze the mechanisms by which tobacco products can induce oxidative stress, alter the cellular antioxidant regulation, and influence immune responses. His main aim is to characterize the impact of tobacco and other nicotine delivery devices on human cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving cancer prevention and therapeutics.


Select Publications:

Recent Publications:

1. Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Sadhasivam B, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosols alter the expression of cisplatin transporters and increase drug resistance in oral cancer cells. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 19; 11(1):1821. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81148-0. PMID: 33469038. PMCID: PMC7815770.

2. Queimado L, Wagener T, and Ganapathy V. Electronic cigarette aerosols induce DNA damage and reduce DNA repair: Consistency across species. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018 Jun 12; 115(24):E5437-E5438. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807411115. Epub 2018 May 25. PMID: 29802233. PMCID: PMC6004470.

3. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brame L, McGuire D, Sadhasivam B, Floyd E, Rubenstein DA, Ramachandran I, Wagener T, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosols suppress cellular antioxidant defenses and induce significant oxidative DNA damage. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0177780. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177780. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28542301. PMCID: PMC5436899.  

4. Kumar KM, Aruldhas MM, Banu SL, Sadhasivam B, Vengatesh G, Ganesh KM, Navaneethabalakrishnan S, Navin AK, Michael FM, Venkatachalam S, Stanley JA, Ramachandran I, Banu SK, Akbarsha MA. Male reproductive toxicity of CrVI: In-utero exposure to CrVI at the critical window of testis differentiation represses the expression of Sertoli cell tight junction proteins and hormone receptors in adult F1 progeny rats. Reprod Toxicol. 2017 Apr;69:84-98. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2017.02.007. Epub 2017 Feb 10. PMID: 28192182.

5. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein DA, and Queimado L. Detection of In Vivo DNA Damage Induced by Very Low Doses of Mainstream and Sidestream Smoke Extracts Using a Novel Assay. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2015 Nov; 108(11):500-508. PMID: 26817069. Re-printed (Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Issue)

6. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein DA, and Queimado L. Detection of in vivo DNA damage induced by very low doses of mainstream and sidestream smoke extracts using a novel assay. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jan; 48(1 Suppl 1):S102-110. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.017. PMID: 25528699. Manuscript recognized as a landmark study by Action to Quit (April, 2015).

7. Stanley JA, Neelamohan R, Suthagar E, Vengatesh G, Jayakumar J, Chandrasekaran M, Banu SK, Aruldhas MM. Lipid peroxidation and antioxidants status in human malignant and non-malignant thyroid tumours. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2016 Jun;35(6):585-97. doi: 10.1177/0960327115597982. Epub 2015 Aug 12. PMID: 26270564.

8. Ramachandran I, Ganapathy V, Gillies E, Fonseca I, Sureban SM, Houchen CW, Reis A, and Queimado L. Wnt inhibitory factor 1 suppresses cancer stemness and induces cellular senescence. Cell Death Dis. 2014 May 22; 5:e1246. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2014.219. PMID: 24853424. PMCID: PMC4047921.

Selected Conference Presentations:

1. Sadhasivam B, Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Mathews B, Castles S, Rubenstein D, Tackett AP, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Cisplatin Resistance In Head And Neck Cancer: Impact Of Secondhand Smoke Exposure. American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Annual Meeting at COSM 2022, April 27-28, 2022, Dallas, TX. Poster. Awarded the Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award.

2. Sadhasivam B, Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Mathews B, Castles S, Rubenstein D, Tackett AP, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Cisplatin Resistance In Head And Neck Cancer: Impact Of Secondhand Smoke Exposure. American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Annual Meeting at COSM 2022, April 27-28, 2022, Dallas, TX. Research Paper. Received the Robert Maxwell Byers Award for the best clinical research paper submitted to the American Head and Neck Society Annual Meeting at COSM 2022.

3. Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Manyanga J, and Queimado L. E-Cigarette Aerosol Increases Oxidative Stress And Alters Inflammatory Markers In Oral Cells. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Sadhasivam B, Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Mathews B, Castles S, Rubenstein D,  Tackett AP, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Secondhand Smoke Exposure Alters Drug Transporters and Induces Cisplatin-Resistant in Head and Neck Cancer Cells. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK, Oral Presentation.

9. 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 Pre-Symposium Poster.

10. Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Manyanga J, and Queimado L. E-Cigarette Aerosol Alters the Expression of Antioxidant and Detoxification Enzymes and Inflammatory Markers in Lung Cells. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

11. 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.

12. Sadhasivam B, Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Mathews B, Castles S, Rubenstein D, Tackett AP, Acharya P, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Secondhand Smoke Exposure Alters Drug Transporters and Induces Cisplatin-Resistant in Head and Neck Cancer Cells. 2022 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, March 4, 2022, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

13. 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.

14. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, and Queimado L. Differential Expression of Antioxidant and Detoxifying Enzymes Induced by E-cigarette Aerosol. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, April 10-15, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

15. Sadhasivam B, Jackson CG, Smith KM, Coles T, Jhingan I, Stewart R, Hahn EH, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. DNA damage level correlates with grade of cervical dysplasia: A potential biomarker to assess cervical cancer risk. 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.

16. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brobst D, Georgescu C, Wren J, and Queimado L. E-Cig Aerosol Reduces the Expression of Key Antioxidant Regulators and Increases Inflammatory Markers. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 27th Annual Meeting, February 24-27, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

17. 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.

18. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brobst D, Georgescu C, Wren J, and Queimado L. E-Cigarette Aerosol Alters Antioxidant Master Regulator and Modulates Inflammatory Responses in Oral Epithelial Cells. 2021 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 5, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster.

19. 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.

20. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Sadhasivam B, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Zhao D, and Queimado L. The Electronic Cigarette Enigma: Role in DNA Damage, Cisplatin Resistance and Stemness. International Virtual Learning Series Webinar, September 28, 2020, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Oral Presentation.

21. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Sadhasivam B, Bouharati C, Mehta T, Zhao D, and Queimado L. Electronic Nicotine Delivery System: effects on DNA damage, cisplatin resistance and stemness in oral epithelial cells. 83rd International Virtual Learning Series Webinar, September 14, 2020, Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. Oral Presentation.

22. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, and Queimado L. ECIG Aerosol Alters Anti-oxidant and Detoxifying Enzyme Expression Levels in the Human Oral Epithelial Cells. 2020 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 7, 2020, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

23. Sadhasivam B, Gunderson C, Coles T, Stewart R, Hahn EH, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. DNA damage detection by q-PADDA: a promising tool for assessment of cervical cancer risk. 2020 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 7, 2020, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won third place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.

24. Ganapathy V, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Wagener T, and Queimado L. DNA damage detection in the oral epithelium of electronic cigarette users and tobacco smokers. 6th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 27, 2019, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

25. Ganapathy V, Wagener T, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarettes induce DNA damage in the oral epithelium of users. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, March 29-April 3, 2019, Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation. Cancer Research 79 (13 Supplement) 1756-1756 2019 doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2019-1756.

26. Ganapathy V, Wagener T, and Queimado L. PADDA, a novel assay, detects high levels of DNA damage in oral epithelium of electronic cigarette users. 2019 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 1, 2019, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

27. Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. The electronic cigarette enigma: role in DNA damage and stemness. 43rd Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, April 9-12, 2018, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Won Flash Talk Winner prize.

28. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Bouharati C, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosol induces differential gene expression of antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes in head and neck cancer cells. 5th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 7, 2018, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

29. Ganapathy V, Zhao D, and Queimado L. High Sensitivity DNA Damage Detection Assay: A Novel Tool to Assess Head and Neck Cancer Risk. 4th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 8, 2017, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

30. Ganapathy V, Zhao D, Manyanga J, McGuire D, Brobst D, Wagener T, Rubenstein D, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosols increase cellular reactive oxygen species and induce significant oxidative DNA damage. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017, April 1-5, 2017, Washington, D.C. Cancer Research 77 (13 Supplement) 502-502 2017 doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-502.

31. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brame L, Rubenstein D, Wagener T, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarettes induce significant DNA damage and reduce cellular antioxidant levels. 2017 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, January 27, 2017, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

32. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brame L, Rubenstein DA, Wagener T, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Short- and long-term exposure to electronic cigarette aerosols induce significant DNA damage. 3rd Annual Otorhinolaryngology Research Day, May 21, 2016, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

33. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brame L, Rubenstein DA, Wagener T, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarettes induce significant DNA damage and reduce cellular antioxidant levels. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, April 16-20, 2016, New Orleans, LA. Poster. Cancer Research 76 (14 Supplement) 3593-3593 2016 doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2016-3593.

34. Ganapathy V, McGuire D, Manyanga J, Brame L, Rubenstein DA, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosols induce significant oxidative DNA damage. 41st Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, March 28, 2016, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

35. Ganapathy V, McGuire D, Manyanga J, Brame L, Rubenstein D, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. Electronic cigarette aerosols induce significant oxidative DNA damage. Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 13–17, 2016, New Orleans, LA. Poster.

36. Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Active and passive smoking increase epithelial normal and cancer stemness. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 22nd Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2016, Chicago, IL. Poster. Awarded the 2016 SRNT Health Disparities Network Travel Scholarship.

37. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Reis A, and Queimado L. A novel assay for assessment of tobacco-induced cancer risk. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 22nd Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2016, Chicago, IL. Poster.

38. Mathews B, Manyanga J, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Nicotine actives the WNT/beta-catenin pathway and increases the stemness of head and neck cancer cells. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 22nd Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2016, Chicago, IL. Poster. Awarded the 2016 SRNT Health Disparities Network Travel Scholarship.

39. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Reis A, and Queimado L. A unique high sensitivity assay to predict susceptibility to tobacco-induced disease. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 22nd Annual Meeting, March 2-5, 2016, Chicago, IL. Oral Presentation.

40. Manyanga J, Bouharati C, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Active and passive smoking increase epithelial normal and cancer stemness and induce drug resistance. Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 29, 2016, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won second place prize for Best Poster Presentation.

41. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Reis A, and Queimado L. A unique high sensitivity assay to predict susceptibility to tobacco-induced disease. Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 29, 2016, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

42. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Jinkins J, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Chissoe G, and Queimado L. A novel DNA damage detection assay to predict high risk of oropharyngeal cancer. 2nd Annual Otorhinolaryngology Research Day, April 18, 2015, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

43. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein D, Chandler L, Chissoe G, and Queimado L. A novel assay reveals differential strand repair of DNA dmage induced by active and passive smoke. OMRF Emerging Topics in Genome Instability Symposium, April 9-10, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

44. Ganapathy V, Mills W, Jinkins J, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Chissoe G, and Queimado L. A novel DNA damage assay to improve cancer risk assessment and early diagnosis. OMRF Emerging Topics in Genome Instability Symposium, April 9-10, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

45. Ganapathy V, Kabbani M, Woods C, Mowls D, Ramachandran I, Chissoe G, Krempl G, Zhao Y, and Queimado L. A unique DNA damage detection assay for early diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancer. 40th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, April 1, 2015, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

46. Brame L, Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Wagener T, Rubenstein D, and Queimado L. Exposure to electronic-cigarette aerosol extract induces significant DNA damage. Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 30, 2015, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won first place prize for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student.

47. Ganapathy V, Woods C,  Kabbani M, Ramachandran I, Krempl G, Chissoe G, Zhao Y, and Queimado, L. DNA damage in pheripheral blood cells predicts oropharyngeal cancer risk. Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 30, 2015, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

48. Ganapathy V, Manyanga J, Brame L, Mowls D, and Queimado L. Nicotine increases the stemness of head and neck cancer cells. Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 30, 2015, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

49. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Krempl G, Chissoe G, Zhao YD, and Queimado L. DNA damage in peripheral blood cells predicts oropharyngeal cancer risk. The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) 5th World Congress and the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) 2014 Annual Meeting, July 26-30, 2014, New York, NY. Oral Presentation.

50. Butler C, Mills WK, Thavathiru E, Ganapathy V, Chandler L, Chissoe G, Reis A, and Queimado L. Assessing in vivo DNA damage to predict susceptibility to tobacco-associated cancer. 1st Annual Otorhinolaryngology Research Day, April 12, 2014, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Won the Jesus E. Medina Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student.

51. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein D, and Queimado L. A Unique Assay Detects in vivo DNA Damage in Human Oral Cells Exposed to Low Doses of Tobacco Smoke Extracts. 1st Annual Otorhinolaryngology Research Day, April 12, 2014, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

52. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. A novel assay to predict cisplatin resistance in cancer cells. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014, April 5-9, 2014, San Diego, CA. Poster. Cancer Research 74 (19 Supplement) 2831-2831 2014 doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2014-2831.

53. Brame L, Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. A Novel Assay to Predict Cancer Resistance to Cisplatin. 19th Annual Research Day at the Capitol, April 1, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won the Grand Prize Award ($10,000) for Excellence in Research at the EPSCoR Research Day.

54. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein DA, and Queimado L. A novel assay detects high levels of in vivo DNA damage after exposure to very low dose of tobacco smoke. 39th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, April 1, 2014, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

55. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Mills WK, Thavathiru E, Reis AMC, and Queimado L. Predicting Oral Cancer Risk and Treatment Efficacy. OCAST 2014 Oklahoma Health Research Conference, March 31, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

56. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein DA, and Queimado L. Quantification of DNA damage caused by cigarette smoke using primer-anchored DNA damage detection assay. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 20th Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2014, Seattle, WA. Poster.

57. Ganapathy V, Mills WK, Ramachandran I, Jinkins J, Thavathiru E, Chandler L, Chissoe G, Stephens L, and Queimado L. Measuring tobacco-induced DNA damage to predict cancer susceptibility in diverse populations. Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 31, 2014, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

58. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein DA, and Queimado L. Quantification of DNA damage caused by cigarette smoke using primer-anchored DNA damage detection assay. Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center Cancer Research Symposium, January 31, 2014, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.

59. Brame L, Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, and Queimado L. A Novel Assay to Predict Cancer Resistance to Cisplatin. Summer Research Symposium, July 19, 2013, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation, for Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, at OUHSC.

60. Ganapathy V, Mills WK, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Reis A, and Queimado L. A novel assay to predict susceptibility to tobacco-induced disease. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 104th Annual Meeting, April 6-10, 2013, Washington, D.C. Poster. Cancer Research 73 (8 supplement) 4679-4679 2013 doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.AM2013-4679.

61. Ganapathy V, Mills WK, Thavathiru E, Ramachandran I, Chandler L, Reis A, and Queimado L. A novel assay to predict susceptibility to tobacco-induced disease. 38th Annual Graduate Research Education And Technology (GREAT) Symposium, April 1, 2013, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

62. Ganapathy V, Mills WK, Ramachandran I, Thavathiru E, Chandler L, Chissoe G, and Queimado L. Assessing in vivo DNA damage to predict susceptibility to tobacco-induced disease in diverse populations. Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center 2013 Cancer Research Symposium, March 29, 2013, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation.

63. Ganapathy V, Ramachandran I, Rubenstein D, Mills WK, and Queimado L. PADDA, A novel assay to characterize mainstream and sidestream smoke induced DNA damage. Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center 2013 Cancer Research Symposium, March 29, 2013, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won first prize for Best Postdoctoral Research Poster Presentation.

64. Ganapathy V, Mills WK, Thavathiru E, Reis AMC, and Queimado L. Predicting Oral Cancer Risk and Treatment Efficacy. OCAST 2013 Oklahoma Health Research Conference, March 13, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster.