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  • Theofilopoulos S*, Griffiths W*, Crick PJ, Yang S, Meljon A, Ogundare M, Kitambi SS, Lockhart A, Tuschl L, Clayton P, Morris A, Martinez A, Reddy MA, Martinuzzi M, Bassi M, Honda A, Mizuochi T, Kimura A, Nittono H, Sjövall J, Arenas E and Wang Y (2014). Cholestenoic acids regulate motor neuron survival via Liver X Receptor. Journal of Clinical Investigation (Accepted).
  • Kitambi, S.S., Toledo, EM., Usoskin, D., Wee, S., Harishankar, A., Svensson, R., Sigmundsson, K., Kalderen, C., Niklasson, M., Westermark, B., Urbome, L., Walfridson, J., Andang, M., Arenas, E., Artusson, P., Nilsson, KF., Hammarstrom LGJ., Ernfors, P. (2014). Susceptibility of glioblastoma stem cells to catastrophic vacuolization and death induced by a small molecule. Cell 157, 1-16.
  • Theofilopoulos, S., Wang, Y.Q., Kitambi, S.S., Sacchetti, P., Sousa, K.M., Bodin, K., Kirk, J., Salto, C., Gustafsson, M., Toledo, E.M., et al. (2013). Brain endogenous liver X receptor ligands selectively promote midbrain neurogenesis. Nature Chemical Biology 9, 126-133.
  • Guduru, S.K.R., Chamakuri, S., Chandrasekar, G., Kitambi, S.S., and Arya, P. (2013). Tetrahydroquinoline-Derived Macrocyclic Toolbox: The Discovery of Antiangiogenesis Agents in Zebrafish Assay. Acs Med Chem Lett 4, 101-105. (Co-Corresponding Author).
  • Dasari, B., Jogula, S., Borhade, R., Balasubramanian, S., Chandrasekar, G., Kitambi, S.S., and Arya, P. (2013). Macrocyclic Glycohybrid Toolbox Identifies Novel Antiangiogenesis Agents from Zebrafish Assay. Organic Letters 15, 432-435. (Co-Corresponding Author).
  • Chamakuri, S., Guduru, S.K.R., Pamu, S., Chandrasekar, G., Kitambi, S.S., and Arya, P. (2013). A Modular Approach to Build Macrocyclic Diversity in Aminoindoline Scaffolds Identifies Antiangiogenesis Agents from a Zebrafish Assay. Eur J Org Chem, 3959-3964. (Co-Corresponding Author)
  • Aeluri, M., Pramanik, C., Chetia, L., Mallurwar, N.K., Balasubramanian, S., Chandrasekar, G., Kitambi, S.S., and Arya, P. (2013). 14-Membered Macrocyclic Ring-Derived Toolbox: The Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Angiogenesis and Early Embryo Development in Zebrafish Assay. Organic Letters 15, 436-439. (Co-Corresponding Author)
  • Aeluri, M., Gaddam, J., Trinath, D.V.K.S., Chandrasekar, G., Kitambi, S.S., and Arya, P. (2013). An Intramolecular Heck Approach To Obtain 17-Membered Macrocyclic Diversity and the Identification of an Antiangiogenesis Agent from a Zebrafish Assay. Eur J Org Chem, 3955-3958. (Co-Corresponding Author)
  • Abdelhady, S., Kitambi, S.S., Lundin, V., Aufschnaiter, R., Sekyrova, P., Sinha, I., Lundgren, K.T., Castelo-Branco, G., Linnarsson, S., Wedlich-Soldner, R., et al. (2013). Erg Channel Is Critical in Controlling Cell Volume during Cell Cycle in Embryonic Stem Cells. PloS one 8 (8).
  • Kitambi, S.S., Nilsson, E., Sekyrova, P., Ibarra, C., Tekeoh, G.N., Andang, M., Ernfors, P., and Uhlen, P. (2012). Small Molecule Screening Platform for Assessment of Cardiovascular Toxicity on Adult Zebrafish Heart. BMC Physiology 12. (Corresponding Author).
  • Adameyko, I., Lallemend, F., Furlan, A., Zinin, N., Aranda, S., Kitambi, S.S., Blanchart, A., Favaro, R., Nicolis, S., Lubke, M., et al. (2012). Sox2 and Mitf cross-regulatory interactions consolidate progenitor and melanocyte lineages in the cranial neural crest. Development 139, 397-410.
  • Archer A, Kitambi SS, Hallgren S, Pedrelli M, Olsen H, Mode A, Jan-Åke Gustafsson (2012). The Liver X Receptor governs lipid homeostasis in zebrafish during development. OJEMD 2, 74-81.
  • Kitambi, S.S., Chandrasekar, G., and Addanki, V.K. (2011). Teleost fish - powerful models for studying development, function and diseases of the human eye. CURRENT SCIENCE 100, 1815-1823. (Corresponding Author)
  • Chandrasekar, G., Arner, A., Kitambi, S.S., Dahlman-Wright, K., and Lendahl, M.A. (2011). Developmental toxicity of the environmental pollutant 4-nonylphenol in zebrafish. Neurotoxicol Teratol 33, 752-764.
  • Kitambi SS and Chandrasekar G (2011), Stem cells and animal models in screening, identification, development of drugs. Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications 4, 51-59. (Corresponding Author)
  • Kitambi, S.S., McCulloch, K.J., Peterson, R.T., and Malicki, J.J. (2009). Small molecule screen for compounds that affect vascular development in the zebrafish retina. Mechanisms of development 126, 464-477.
  • Kitambi, S.S., and Malicki, J.J. (2008). Spatiotemporal features of neurogenesis in the retina of medaka, Oryzias latipes. Dev Dyn 237, 3870-3881.
  • Kitambi, S.S., and Hauptmann, G. (2007). The zebrafish orphan nuclear receptor genes nr2e1 and nr2e3 are expressed in developing eye and forebrain. Gene Expr Patterns 7, 521-528.
  • Srivastava, R., Kitambi, S.S., and Goyal, A. (2005). In Silico Analysis of Thioredoxins and Glutaredoxins. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 14, 121-126.
  • Srivastava, R., Kitambi, S.S., and Amla, D.V. (2004). Analysis of Glutamine Synthetase (glnA) Gene from Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Organisms. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 10(2), 197-202.
  • Kitambi, S.S., Chandrasekar, G., Srivastava, R., and Puvanakrishnan, R. (2004). A novel protocol for the subcellular fractionation of C3A hepatoma cells using sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Journal of biochemical and biophysical methods 60, 23-27.

  • Poster presentation, “Regulation of Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurogenesis by LXR Ligands”. ISSCR 2014, Canada.
  • Oral Presentation, Mayo Clinic – Karolinska Institutet conference on Education, Research and Innovation, September 27 – 28, Sweden. (One of the two presenters in the Innovation Section from Karolinska Institutet).
  • Co-organized Workshop, DRILS-2013, India’s First Workshop on the application of zebrafish in medical and pharmaceutical Industry (, Hyderabad, India (August 30, 2013)
  • Conducted Workshop, “Stem Cells In Drug Screening”, STEMCELLS 2012 conference for Biotech Companies (, Mumbai, India (October 10 - 12, 2012).
  • Invited oral presentation, “A Chemical Biology Approach to Study Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells”, inStem, Banglore, India (April 12, 2012).
  • Poster presentation, “High Content Screen Identifies Modulators Selectively Increasing Embryonic Stem Cell Proliferation or Inhibiting Cancer Stem Cell Survival”, Reprogramming Cell Fate – Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, Texas, USA, (February 26 – March 3, 2012).
  • Oral presentation, “Small Molecule Screening Identifies Compounds Specifically Killing Human Glioma Cells and Promoting Human ES Cell Proliferation”, Brain Foundation Meeting (Hjärnafonden), Sweden, (November 30, 2011).
  • Invited oral presentation, “Small Molecule Screening Identifies Compounds Specifically Killing Human Glioma Cells and Promoting Neural Stem Cell Proliferation”, European Union MOLPARK meeting, Saariselka, Finland (March 28–30, 2011).
  • Invited oral presentation, “Application of Teleost models in Developmental biology”, Developmental biology program, Masaryk University, Czech Republic (Jan 17-19, 2011).
  • Oral presentation, “Small molecule screening identifies compounds that specifically target human glioma cells”, Linne Center DBRM, Stockholm (Nov 24, 2010).
  • Invited oral presentation, “Stem cells and animal models for screening, identification and development of drugs”, Stem cell center, Global Hospitals, India (October 22, 2010).
  • Organizing and Advisory committee member for Global Environment and its Sustainability: Implications and Strategies (GESIS-2010) 2010, India and Thailand.
  • 1st Swedish Zebrafish Meeting, September 2010, Sweden (poster presentation).
  • Zebrafish International Conference, July 2009, Italy (poster presentation).
  • Zebrafish International Conference, June 2008, Madison (WI), USA (poster presentation).
  • 2008 UPDATE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY at Harvard Medical School, April 2008, Boston, USA.
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), April 2008, Florida, USA (poster presentation).
  • Zebrafish International Conference, June 2006, Madison (WI), USA (poster presentation).
  • Transcriptomics and Proteomics in zebrafish. University of Leiden, March 2006, The Netherlands (Workshop for 20 selected participants).
  • Nov2K symposium 2005, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (poster presentation – First prize).
  • Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemist, November 2004, India (poster presentation).
  • Satellite Meeting in National Academy of Sciences, December 2004, India (poster presentation).
  • National Conference on Biotechnology: Hitherto and Henceforth 2000, India (poster presentation).
  • Summer Exchange student at Department of Molecular Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.