Title: Adjunct Instructor
Office: ASI 239E
Doctor of Philosophy: University of Poona
Master of Science: University of Poona
Bachelor of Science: Sri Venkateswara Univ
Dr. Rama Nemani has been an instructor in chemistry at Jefferson College since 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Biochemistry, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry. His Ph.D. thesis research work dealt on the chemistry and biochemistry of Organophosphorus compounds. After his Ph.D. he worked as a post-doctoral at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. At Victoria University he accomplished research on the molecular mechanisms underlying the insecticide resistance in insects. In the United States, Dr. Nemani worked at the University of Miami School of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, St. Louis VA Medical Center, and St. Louis University School of Medicine on several of the research projects which were funded by the NIH, NSF, and VA Merit Review. These research projects include biochemical mechanisms for the modulation of vitamin D metabolism in aging and diabetes, drug metabolism in diabetes, post-translational modification of proteins during aging and disease, molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation, structure and function of protein kinases and protein phosphatases.
Dr. Nemani has published his research findings in several of the peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a member of professional societies. He received Outstanding Performance Awards for research from the Department of Veterans Affairs and a travel grant award to present a research paper at an international scientific meeting from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Apart from his research, Dr. Nemani taught organic, inorganic, physical and biological chemistry at various institutions.