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Centre for Computational Biology

Devapragash Nithya

Research Assistant (Senior)


With a Masters in biomedical engineering,  Nithya is passionate about the field of medicine and research. She is currently working on the field of cardiovascular engineering, with detailed analyses about the E3 ubiquitin ligases and their effect in-vivo mice models and in-vitro in primary derived cardiac fibroblasts, renal fibroblasts and macrophages.

  1. Chen H#, Moreno-Moral A#, Pesce F, Devapragash N, Mancini M, Heng EL, Rotival M, Srivastava PK, Harmston N, Shkura K, Rackham OJL, Yu WP, Sun XM, Tee NGZ, Tan ELS, Barton PJR, Felkin LE, Lara-Pezzi E, Angelini G, Beltrami C, Pravenec M, Schafer S, Bottolo L, Hubner N, Emanueli C, Cook SA, Petretto E. WWP2 regulates pathological cardiac fibrosis by modulating SMAD2 signaling. Nat Commun. 2019 ;10(1):3616
  2. Plotkin M, Vaibavi SR, Rufaihah AJ, Nithya V, Wang J, Shachaf Y, Kofidis T, Seliktar D. The effect of matrix stiffness of injectable hydrogels on the preservation of cardiac function after a heart attack. Biomaterials. 2014 Feb;35(5):1429-38. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.10.058. Epub 2013 Nov 21.
  3. Rufaihah AJ, Vaibavi SR, Plotkin M, Shen J, Nithya V, Wang J, Seliktar D, Kofidis T. Enhanced infarct stabilization and neovascularization mediated by VEGF-loaded PEGylated fibrinogen hydrogel in a rodent myocardial infarction model. Biomaterials. 2013 Nov;34(33):8195-202. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.07.031. Epub 2013 Jul 24.