Ganesh Babu Malli Mohan

Dr. Ganesh joined Biotechnology Planetary Protection Group at Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering Section. Here his research project includes monitoring microbial population diversity and omics (Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics) characterization to elucidate the survival and pathogenesis associated under the influence of microgravity. He received his Bachelor and Master Degree in Biochemistry from Sourashtra College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India. He received his Ph.D in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University. His thesis work was on basic microbiology with genomic and proteomic approach which lead to understand the bacterial physiology and silver nanoparticles biosynthesis. Then he joined as a postdoctoral fellow in The Hebrew Univesity of Jerusalem, Isreal. His research focused in the field of microbial cell biology, microbial development, cell to cell communication (via bacterial nanotubes), multicellularity and colony formation.

  • Ph.D in Microbiology, Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Master and Bachelor in Biochemistry, Sourashtra College, Madurai Kamaraj University

Research Interests: 

Monitoring microbial population diversity at International Space Station, planetary protection, astrobiology, bacterial cell biology, basic and advanced microscopy techniques, cell-cell communication, subcellular protein localization in bacteria, cellular development (sporulation), Metal-microbes interaction, bioremediation and environmental metagenomics, Whole genomics sequencing, proteomic and metabolomics, Microbial mediated silver nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, Bacterial genetics, Bioinformatics.

Professional Experience: 
  • Caltech-JPL Post Doctoral Scholar (2016 - present)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (Dec 2011 - Dec 2015)

Selected Awards: 
  • Planning and Budgeting Committee Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship from China and India (October 2012 – September 2015) funded by Council of Higher Education, Israel
  • Best Poster Award – First Prize in 3rd Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) – 2015, Conference, Dead Sea, Israel
  • Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow funded by University Grants Commission - University Potential for Excellence, New Delhi, India
  • Best Poster Award Winner in International Conference on Genomic Science (ICGS-2010), Biotehnology Research Society of India (BRSI) and IIWIPB, India
  • University 2nd rank – Master of Science
  • University 7th rank – Bachelor of Science

Selected Publications: 
  1. Gyanendra P. Dubey*, Ganesh Babu Malli Mohan*, Anna Dubrovsky, Triana Amen, Shai Tsipshtein, Alex Rouvinski, Alex Rosenberg, Daniel Kaganovich, Eilon Sherman, Ohad Medalia and Sigal Ben-Yehuda (2016). Architecture and Characteristics of Bacterial Nanotubes. Dev Cell 36: 453 – 461(*Equal Contribution)
  2. Gideon Mamou, Ganesh Babu Malli Mohan, Alex Rouvinski, Alex Rosenberg and Sigal Ben-Yehuda (2016). Early Developmental Program Shapes Colony Morphology in Bacteria. Cell Rep 14: (8) 1850 – 1857
  3. Ganesh Babu MM and Gunasekaran P (2013). Extracellular synthesis of crystalline silver nanoparticles and its characterization. Materials Letter 90: 162-164.
  4. Ganesh Babu MM, Sridhar J and Gunasekaran P (2011). Transcriptome analysis of Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 in response to silver stress. Journal of Nanobiotechology 9:49.
  5. Ganesh Babu MM and Gunasekaran P (2009). Production and structural characterization of crystalline silver nanoparticles from Bacillus cereus isolate. Colloids and Surface B: Biointerfaces. 74 (1): 191 – 194.
Ganesh Babu Malli Mohan
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818-919-9289