Raghavendar Reddy (Raghu) Sanganna Gari, Ph.D.

Raghavendar Reddy (Raghu) Sanganna Gari, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Email: rs5av@Virginia.EDU

Raghavendar Reddy (Raghu) Sanganna Gari was born and raised in India. In 2015, Raghu obtained his PhD in Physics with Biophysics emphasis from the University of Missouri-Columbia. For his PhD, Raghu investigated the protein export system at the single molecule level under the supervision of Gavin King and Linda Randall.

Raghu joined Lukas Tamm’s lab in June 2015 and is currently working on structural-functional studies of outer-membrane proteins.


Chada, K. P. Sigdel, R. R. Sanganna Gari, T. R. Matin, L. L. Randall, G. M. King, “Glass is a Viable Substrate for Precision Force Microscopy of Membrane Proteins”, Scientific reports, 5 (2015).

Zhao, T. C. Marcink, R. R. Sanganna Gari, B. P. Marsh, F. Zhang, G. M. King, R. Stawikowska, G. B. Fields, S. R. Van Doren, “Transient Collagen Triple Helix Binding to a Key Metalloproteinase in Invasion and Development”, Structure, 23, 257-269 (2015).

G. Fulcher, R. R. Sanganna Gari, N. C. Frey, F. Zhang, R. J. Linhardt, G. M. King and S. R. Van Doren, “Heparinoids Activate a Protease, Secreted by Mucosa and Tumors, via Tethering Supplemented by Allostery”; ACS Chem. Biol. 9, 957-966 (2014).

R. Sanganna Gari, N. C. Frey, L. L. Randall, G. M. King, “Dynamic Structure of the Translocon SecYEG in Membrane: Direct Single Molecule Observations”; J. Biol. Chem. 288(23):16848-54 (2013).

Mao, C. Cheadle, S. J. Hardy, A. A. Lilly, Y. Suo, R. R. Sanganna Gari, G. M. King and L. L. Randall,Stoichiometry of SecYEG in the active translocase of Escherichia coli varies with precursor species”; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110 (29), 11815 (2013).

B. Ukah, J. Granstrom, R. R. Sanganna Gari, G. M. King, and S. Guha, “Low-operating voltage and stable organic field-effect transistors with poly (methyl methacrylate) gate dielectric deposited from a high dipole moment solvent”; Applied Physics Letters 99, 243302 (2011).

F. Dong, R. R. Sanganna Gari, Z. Li, M. M. Craig; “Graphene-supported platinum and platinum–ruthenium nanoparticles with high electrocatalytic activity for methanol and ethanol oxidation”; Carbon, 48: 781–787 (2010).

R. Sanganna Gari, Z. Li, L. F. Dong; “Effects of different carbon nanotube supported catalysts on methanol and ethanol electro-oxidation”; Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1213-T08-17 (2010).