Senthil Radhakrishnan, PhD


Protein Degradation Pathways
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-7973

Senthil Radhakrishnan, PhDjoined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in July 2014.  Currently, he also serves as a Member Scientist of the Massey Cancer Center and as an Affiliate Faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at VCU.

Dr. Radhakrishnan received his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from Anna University in Chennai, India.  He then went to the University of Illinois at Chicago to complete his Master’s degree in Math & Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology.  He subsequently received his post-doctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Raymond Deshaies at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Radhakrishnan’s research program focuses on understanding the role of protein degradation pathways in cancer and other pathologies.  Apart from exploring the molecular mechanism behind these pathways, Dr. Radhakrishnan’s laboratory is also interested in translating these findings into therapies for various human diseases including cancer.

During his career, Dr. Radhakrishnan has been supported by research grants from the Department of Defense (Breast Cancer Research Program – Multidisciplinary postdoctoral award), the Leukemia & Lymphoma society (Special Fellow award), and the National Cancer Institute (K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award).