Pakala Suresh Babu


Assistant Professor

Department of Biology, IISER Tirupati


Phone: +91 877 2500 405

Research Interests

Cell Signaling, Inflammation,Cancer Biology, Coregulatory Biology

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D (Jan, 2006): Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (July, 2006 - Feb, 2007): University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA

  • Postdoctoral Scientist (March, 2007 - Feb, 2009): University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

  • Postdoctoral Scientist (March, 2009 - June, 2013): George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA

  • UGC-Assistant Professor (UGC-Faculty Recharge Program) (May, 2014 - March, 2016): Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Assistant Professor (March, 2016 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • Young Scientist Award, SERB, New Delhi

  • Ramanujan Fellow (Not availed), DST, New Delhi

Selected Publications

  • Li DQ*, Pakala SB* , ReddySD, Peng S, Balasenthil S, Deng CX, Lee CC, Rea MA, Kumar R. Metastasis-associated protein 1 is an integral component of the circadian molecular machinery. Nat Commun. 2013. 4:2545. (* Equal First Author)

  • Pakala SB, Rayala SK, Wang RA, Ohshiro K, Mudvari P, Reddy SD, Zheng Y, PiresR, Casimiro S, Pillai MR, Costa L, Kumar R. MTA1 promotes STAT3 transcription and pulmonary metastasis in breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2013. 73(12):3761-70.

  • Pakala SB, Singh K, Reddy SD, Ohshiro K, Li DQ, Mishra L, Kumar R. TGF-beta1 signaling targets metastasis-associated protein 1, a new effector in epithelial cells. Oncogene. 2011. 30(19):2230-41.

  • Pakala SB, Nair VS, Reddy SD, Kumar R. Signaling-dependent phosphorylation of mitotic centromere-associated kinesin regulates microtubule depolymerization and its centrosomal localization. J Biol Chem. 2012. 287(48):40560-9.

  • Li DQ, Pakala SB, Reddy SD, Ohshiro K, Zhang JX, Wang L, Zhang Y, Moren De Alboran I, Pillai MR, Eswaran J, Kumar R. Bidirectional autoregulatory mechanism of metastasis-associated protein 1-alternative reading frame pathway in oncogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011. 108(21):8791-6.


  • BIO 111 Introductory Biology I: Basic Principles

  • BIO 121 Introductory Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • BIO 122 Biology lab II: Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology

Open Positions

There is no open position in my group at this moment.

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