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Dr. Abdul Ruknudin

Health Program Manager (retired)
Univeristy of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
14103 Mintlaw Landing

Brief Biography:

Born in rural India and educated in Tamilnadu, India, I came to France on a scholarship.  I got trained in electron microscopy in the Universite de Paris V and worked on the in-vitro fertilization of human gametes in Universite de Paris VI.  I went to University of Bristol, United Kingdom to collaborate with Prof. Ian Silver to measure oxygen consumption by mammalian male gametes in vitro.  I came to USA to work with Prof. Fred Sachs on mechano-sensitive ion channels in heart cells and published the classical paper on the ultrastructure of patch membrane attached to the glass micropipette using high-voltage electron microscope.  I continued to work on the calcium ion regulation in the cardiac myocytes and the molecular nature of the Na/Ca exchanger of various mammalian cells. Currently I am managing the clinical trials in Oncology in the hospital.


Academic positions:

Health Program Manager             2007- 2012

Clinical Research Specialist

Greenebaum Cancer Center and

Veteran Affairs Maryland Health Care System Baltimore, MD

Assistant Professor                                  1998- 07


University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute &

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD   



Research interests:

Clinical Trials in Oncology and Cardiology

Basic research in cell physiology and ion channel/transport mechanisms

Ultrastructure of gametes and fertilization


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