• Ray B. Nesbitt Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering
Arul Jayaraman

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.,University of California, Irvine
  • M.S., Tufts University
  • B.S., Birla Institute of Technology & Science

Research Interests

  • Dr. Arul Jayaraman is associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on molecular systems biotechnology, specifically on using integrated experimental and modeling approaches for investigating problems in human health and medicine. Current research projects include systems biology of cytokine signaling in inflammatory diseases; Inter-kingdom signaling interactions between bacteria and human cells in GI tract infections; and development of microfluidic model systems for combinatorial drug screening and vascular tissue engineering.

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 Celanese Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010 TEES Select Young Faculty
  • 2009 Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship I
  • 2009 NSF CAREER award
  • 1994 Dean's Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Irvine

Selected Publications

  • Hegde, M., Englert, D. L., Schrock, S., Cohn, W. B., Vogt, C., Wood, T. K., Manson, M. D. and Jayaraman, A. “Chemotaxis to the quorum sensing signal AI-2 requires the Tsr chemoreceptor and the periplasmic LsrB AI-2 binding protein”. Journal of Bacteriology. 193: 768-73 (2010).
  • Bansal, T., Alaniz, R., Wood, T. K. and Jayaraman, A. “The bacterial signal indole increases transepithelial resistance and attenuates epithelial cell inflammation”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107: 228-33 (2010). “Must Read” article, Faculty of 1000.
  • Kim, J., Taylor, D, Agrawal, N, Wang, H, Han, A, Rege, K. and Jayaraman, A. “Combinatorial high-throughput cell array for drug screening”. Lab Chip.12: 1813-22 (2012).
  • Hong, S., Hegde, M., Kim, J., Jayaraman, A.# and Wood, T. K#. “Synthetic quorum sensing circuit to control consortial biofilm formation and dispersal in a microfluidic device”. Nature Communications. 3: 613 doin:10.1038/ncomms1616 (2012). #: Joint corresponding authors.
  • Moya, C., Huang, Z., Cheng, P., Jayaraman, A# and Hahn, J#. Investigation of IL-6 and IL-10 Signaling via Mathematical Modeling. IET Systems Biology. 5: 15-26 (2011). #: Joint corresponding authors.