Division of cardiology

Dhandapani Kuppuswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Kuppuswamy earned his Ph.D. at the University of Madras in India. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York and at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.  Dr. Kuppuswamy joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994.  He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Research Health Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Charleston.   

Dr. Kuppuswamy is an expert in the field of signal transduction and has been contributing to the field of cardiac hypertrophy. He has been studying how heart muscle cells sense the mechanical load and transmit it biochemically for hypertrophic growth and protection of myocardium. He has published pioneering papers in the field of signaling and cardiac hypertrophy. Dr. Kuppuswamy has been funded by both Program Project Grant and VA Merit Review. He serves as ad hoc reviewer on multiple journals, including Cardiovascular Research, Circulation Research, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, FASEB Journal, and the Journal of Physiology. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer on VA study sections. He is a member of numerous societies including the American Heart Association, International Society for Heart Research, American Physiological Society and The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

Dr. Kuppuswamy is actively involved in graduate education. He has been serving as the member of graduate student selection committee and has been teaching several graduate courses. He has trained six summer students, one Ph.D. student, one M.D./Ph.D. student and seven postdoctoral fellows, in addition to currently training three other Ph.D. students. He actively participates in Graduate Student Advisory committees where he served as a member for twelve Ph.D. students in the past.

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Dhandapani Kuppuswamy, Ph.D.

Dhandapani Kuppuswamy, Ph.D.

Dr.  Kuppuswamy's Research Interests

Signal transduction
Cardiac hypertrophy

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kuppuswamy's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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