Dr. Malathy Krishnamurthy

US Patent Agent, PhD (Chemistry)

Dr. Malathy Krishnamurthy is an interdisciplinary life sciences professional with 15+ years of combined research experience in bioorganic chemistry, molecular biology and synthetic biology.

She is a Technology Transfer and Inventions Specialist in the area of life sciences with experience in drafting, negotiating and executing federal technology transfer agreements with universities, private sector entities and Government agencies.

She is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent agent.

Professional Highlights

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Award, USAMRIID 2015 - 2019

Research Mentor, DoD Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program, USAMRIID 2016 - 2017

Author highlight for ACS Synthetic Biology publication: “Tunable Riboregulator Switches for Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression” 2015

Michigan Chemistry Fellowship Award, University of Michigan 2008 - 2010

Chevez T. Walling Graduate Award for Outstanding Thesis Work, University of Utah 2008

Merit Scholarship in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India 2000 - 2002

University Rank Holder, Chemistry, University of Madras, India 2000


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 2008
Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India 2002
M.S. (Chemistry)

University of Madras, Chennai, India 2000
B.S. (Chemistry)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent agent (registration # 76,088)

Certification in Advanced Studies in Technology Transfer, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), National Institutes of Health 2018

External Publications

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Margaret M. Lemmon, Evan M. Falcinelli, Reuel A. Sandy, Jennifer N. Dootz, Tiffany M. Mott, Sathish Rajamani, Kurt E. Schaecher, Allen J. Duplantier, Rekha G. Panchal. Enhancing the Antibacterial Activity of Polymyxins using a Nonantibiotic Drug. Infection and Drug Resistance (2019), 12, 1393–1405.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Richard T. Moore, Sathish Rajamani and Rekha G. Panchal. Bacterial Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology: Combating Pathogens. Review Article, BMC Microbiology (2016), 16, 258.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Scott P. Hennelly, Taraka Dale, Shawn R. Starkenburg, Ricardo Marti-Arbona, David. T. Fox, Karissa Y. Sanbonmatsu and Clifford J. Unkefer. Tunable Riboregulator Switches for Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression. ACS Syn. Biol. (2015), 4, 1326-1334.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Amanda Dugan, Adaora Nwokoye, Yik-Hong Fung, Jody K. Lancia Chinmay Y. Majmudar and Anna K Mapp. Caught in the Act: Covalent Crosslinking Captures Activator-Coactivator Interactions In Vivo. ACS Chem. Biol. (2011), 6, 1321-1326.

Diana K. Morales, Nicholas J. Jacobs, Sathish Rajamani, Malathy Krishnamurthy, Juan R Cubillos-Ruiz, and Deborah A. Hogan. Antifungal Mechanisms by which a Novel Pseudomonas aeruginosa Phenazine Toxin Kills Candida albicans in Biofilms. Mol. Microbiology (2010), 78, 1379-1392.

Nicole T. Schirle, Rena A. Goodman, Malathy Krishnamurthy, Selective Inhibition of ADAR2-Catalyzed Editing of theSerotonin 2c Receptor pre-mRNA by a Helix-threading Peptide. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2010), 8, 4898-4904.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Nicole Schirle and Peter A. Beal, Screening Helix-threading Peptides for RNA Binding Using a Thiazole Orange Displacement Assay. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2008), 16, 8914-8921.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Kristina Simon, Anita M. Orendt and Peter A. Beal, Macrocyclic Helix-threading Peptides for Targeting RNA. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2007), 46, 7044-7047.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Barry D. Gooch and Peter A. Beal, RNA Binding and Thiolytic Stability of a Quinoline-containing Helix-threading Peptide. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2006), 4, 639-645.

Barry D. Gooch, Malathy Krishnamurthy, Mohammad Shadid and Peter A. Beal, Binding of Helix-threading Peptides to E. coli 16S Ribosomal RNA and Inhibition of the S15-16S complex. ChemBioChem. (2005), 6, 2247-2254.

Malathy Krishnamurthy, Barry D. Gooch and Peter A. Beal, Peptide Quinoline Conjugates: A New Class of RNA Binding Molecules. Org. Lett. (2004), 6, 63-66.