Prithiviraj Chellamuthu

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Little is known about the importance and/or mechanisms of biological mineral oxidation in sediments, partially due to the difficulties associated with culturing mineral-oxidizing microbes. We demonstrate that electrochemical enrichment is a feasible approach for isolation of microbes capable of gaining electrons from insoluble minerals. To this end we(More)
Under physiological and pathological conditions, vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) are exposed to different biochemical factors and biomechanical forces. Previous studies pertaining to SMC responses have not investigated the effects of both factors on SMCs. Thus, in our research we investigated the combined effects of growth factors like Bfgf (basic(More)
ii iii Acknowledgements I would like to begin by thanking my advisor, Professor Massoud Pirbazari, who was always able to help me maintain focus and encouraging me throughout the past few years. I would also like to thank my co‐advisor, Professor Kenneth Nealson, who allowed me the freedom and means to investigate and study the most interesting topics. This(More)
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