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Senthil Bhoopalan, MBBS, PhD, FAA
Senthil Bhoopalan, MBBS, PhD, FAAP

Senthil Bhoopalan, MBBS, PhD, FAAP

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



MBBS - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, TN, India
PhD - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Residency (Pediatrics) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Clinical Fellowship (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology) – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Honors & Awards

  • 2021  Basic Research Award (Society for Pediatric Research)
  • 2021  ASTCT Clinical Research Training Course (CRTC) Scholar
  • 2021  ASH Research Training Award for Fellows
  • 2008  Fujio Cup Prize
  • 2004  KVPY Research Fellowship (Government of India)

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy and genome editing
  • Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, with particular focus on Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Role of ribosomes in hematopoiesis
  • Bone marrow transplantation for bone marrow failure syndromes

Selected Publications

Bhoopalan SV, Wlodarski M, Reiss U, Triplett B, Sharma A. Reduced-intensity conditioning-based hematopoietic cell transplantation for dyskeratosis congenita: Single-center experience and literature review. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jun 4:e29177, 2021. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29177. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34086408

Bhoopalan SV, Huang LJ, Weiss MJ. Erythropoietin regulation of red blood cell production: from bench to bedside and back. F1000Res 9, 2020. PubMed PMID: 32983414

Bhoopalan SV, Cross SJ, Panetta JC, Triplett BM. Pharmacokinetics of alemtuzumab in pediatric patients undergoing ex vivo T-cell-depleted haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol Dec;86(6):711-717, 2020. PubMed PMID: 33037919

Karayel Ö, Xu P, Bludau I, Bhoopalan SV, Yao Y, Ana Rita FC, Santos A, Schulman BA, Alpi AF, Weiss MJ, Mann M. Integrative proteomics reveals principles of dynamic phosphosignaling networks in human erythropoiesis. Mol Syst Biol Dec;16(12):e9813, 2020. PubMed PMID: 33259127

Bhoopalan SV, Piekarowicz A, Lenz JD, Dillard JP, Stein DC. NagZ triggers gonococcal biofilm disassembly. Scientific Reports Mar 1;6:22372, 2016.

Stein DC, Miller CJ, Bhoopalan SV, Sommer DD. Sequence-based predictions of lipooligosaccharide diversity in the Neisseriaceae and their implication in pathogenicity. PLoS One Apr 18;6(4):e18923, 2011.

Bagyalakshmi R, Bhoopalan SV, Therese KL, Murugusundram S, Madhavan HN. Application of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism for detection and identification of dermatophytes from dermatological specimens. Indian Journal of Dermatology Jan;53(1):15, 2008.

Last update: August 2021