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Journal Articles (Chronological; only last few publications shown)

32.’The structure of lombricine kinase: implications for phosphagen kinase conformational changes‘, D.J. Bush, O. Kirillova, S.A. Clark, O. Davulcu, F. Fabiola, Q. Xie, Thayumanasamy Somasundaram, W.R. Ellington, and M.S. Chapman. J. Biol Chem. 286, 9338-9350 (2011).

31.’De-icing: Recovery of Diffraction Intensities in the presence of Ice Rings‘, Michael Chapman and Thayumanasamy Somasundaram. Acta Cryst. D66, 741-744 (2010).

30.’Spackling the crack: stabilizing human fibroblast growth factor-1 by targeting the N- and C-terminus β-strand interactions‘, Vikash Kumar Dubey, Jihun Lee, T. Somasundaram, Sachiko Blaber, and M. Blaber. J. Mol. Biol. 371(1), 256-268 (2007).

29.’Conversion of type I 4:6 to 3:5 ß-turn in human acidic fibroblast growth factor: Effects upon structure, stability, folding, and mitogenic function’, Jihun Lee, Vikash Kumar Dubey, T. Somasundaram, and M. Blaber‘. Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics. 62(3), 686-697 (2006).

28.’An atomic resolution structure for human fibroblast growth factor 1′, Matthew J. Bernett, T. Somasundaram, and M. Blaber‘. Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 57(3), 626-634 (2004).

27.’The putative catalytic bases have, at most, an accessory role in the mechanism of arginine kinase‘, P.S. Pruett, A. Azzi, S.A. Clark, M.S. Yousef, J.L. Gattis, T. Somasundaram, W.R. Ellington and M. S. Chapman. J Biol Chem 278(29), 26952-57 (2003).

Posters (Chronological; only last few publications shown)

16. Mono and dual axis crystal imaging robot, T. Somasundaram and M. Zawrotny, 2017 SEASR Meeting, Jun 7-9, 2017, Tampa, FL.

15. Simple Imager for Multi-Well Plates, M. Zawrotny, and T. Somasundaram, 2016 PITTCON, Mar 6-10, 2016, Atlanta, GA.

14. IMB XRF-Core Facility, T. Somasundaram, 2015 Fifth Annual Life Science Symposium: Ageing, Tallahassee, FL. Feb 19-20, 2015.

13. ‘FSU’s IMB Core Facilities’, C. Mundoma, J. Hare and  T. Somasundaram. 2014 First Florida Core Network Event, ICBR-UF, Gainesville, FL, Aug 15, 2014.

12. ‘FSU Core Facilities: Biophysical Cores‘, D. Sousa, B. Chen, C. Mundoma, and T. Somasundaram. 2014 Fourth Annual Life Sciences Symposium:Frontiers in Biomolecular Communication, Tallahassee, FL, Feb 13-14, 2014.

11. ‘The Cellular prion protein octarepeat region as a recognition motif for hemin binding‘, E. Artikis, W.E. Johnson, T. Somasundaram, E.A. Bienkiewicz, Prion 2013: Prion, 7, Suppl. 1, 2013 []

10. ‘Development of a vascular injury therapeutic agent’, E. Artikis, W. Johnson, T. Somasundaram, and E. Bienkiewicz, 8th Annual Research Fair, College of Medicine, FSU, Tallahassee, FL. Feb 14, 2012.


  • ‘2017 Prudential Productivity Cash Award’ FSU ID#: 404– William Sweeney, Thayumanasamy Somasundaram, Claudius Mundoma, James Stephens, Donna Trumbower, Carlos Murphy, Kyle Gower-Winter, and Rebekah Dorn, Scientific Equipment Database and Web Portal, Jun 14, 2017.


  • Simple Robotic Imager, 2016 FSU Digitech, Mar 30, 2016. Florida Conference Center
  • Robotic Imager, 2016 Life Sciences Symposium, Feb 25, 2016, College of Medicine, FSU.
  • Prototype Imager, 2015 FSU 3-D Printing Group, Apr 30, 2015, LSI, FSU.

Invited Talks

  1. FSU Scientific Asset Management‘, Third Florida Core Network Event, Aug 11, 2016, FSU, Tallahassee, FL
  2. Low-cost home-built imager for protein screening‘, 66th Annual Meeting, American Crystallographic Association, Denver, CO, Jul 22-26, 2016.
  3. Funding/Upgrading for Mid-size Equipment 2016 PITTCON Conferee Networking Event, Atlanta, Georgia.
  4. Why you need a home X-Ray Crystallography Facility? [YouTube Video] (2015 Florida Second Core Network Event, MCC, Tampa, FL)
  5. FSU-IMB Core Facilities and their capabilities (2014 Florida Core Network Event, UF-ICBR, Gainesville, FL)
  6. Effectively Communicating in the World of Shared Resources (2013 SEASR Conference, UGa, Athens, GA)
  7. Macromolecular Cryo Crystallography at Synchrotrons (2007 FLAVS Meeting, UCF, Orlando, FL)

Scientific Positions

Personal Interests of Somasundaram


Updated: June 28, 2017.