Associate Professor

Dr. Anil K Suresh

Department of Biological Sciences


  1. Nano-Biomedical Technology
  2. Nano-Microbiology
  3. Clinical Medicine



Osmania University


Pondicherry Central University


National Chemical Laboratory (Pune University)


  • 2013 - 2015, Ramalingaswami Fellow (Equivalant to Assistant Professor/Sn. Scientist) | Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
  • 2011 - 2013, Scientist | Beckmann Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Duarte, CA, USA
  • 2009 - 2011, Post-Doctoral Research Associate| Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
  • 2007 - 2009, Post-Doctoral Fellow| Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Research Interest

  • Fabrication and characterization of nanoparticles for various biotechnology and biomedical applications, and their characterizations.
  • Clinical medicine and targeted therapeutics for life threatening diseases (HIV, Cancer) using engineered nanoparticles.
  • Cell and Microbiological toxicity assessments of engineered nanoparticles.
  • Microbiome mediated fate and transformation of engineered nanoparticles.
  • Engineered nanoparticles aided early diagnosis of cancer and other microbial based infections.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2013-2019, Ramalingaswami Fellowship Award, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, Govt. of India.
  • 2009-2011, ORAU Postdoctoral Fellowship, Govt. of USA.
  • 2007-2009, Joint NSERC and CRSNG Postdoctoral Fellowship, Govt. of Canada.
  • 2003-2007, Joint CSIR-UGC Senior Research Fellowship Award, Govt. of India.
  • 2001-2002, Joint CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship Award, Govt. of India.
  • 2001, Lectureship Award in Biological Sciences, National Eligibility Test. Govt. of India.
  • 1999, Joint JNU Merit Scholarship Award, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.


  • American Association for Science and Technology (2014-Present)
  • Geochemical Society (2010-Present)
  • American Nano Society (2010-Present)

List of Publications

Publications as Media Reports, News Releases and Research Highlights

  • Nanobiotics: A hope for cure. Dec 2014, A scientific documentary movie on one of my ongoing projects made by Pondicherry University Media Center.

         -Screened and played during the 4th Int. short Film. Festival, 2014, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

         -Screened and played during the Int. short Film Festival, PRAKRITHI 2015, CEC-UGC, Kolkata.

  • To fight cancer, nanoparticles need a better disguise, 22nd May 2013, a media news published in breakthroughs, shortening distance between research, treatment and people. Beckmann Cancer Hospital and Research Center.
  • Nanomagnets could combat drug-resistant bacteria, 14th May 2013, a media news published in breakthroughs, shortening distance between research, treatment and people. Beckmann Cancer Hospital and Research Center.
  • Tailoring toxicity of nanoparticles. Feb 2012, news by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Coatings influence nanoparticle toxicity. 12th Jan 2012, telephone-interview media news published by the world's leading US magazine Chemical and Engineering News by ACS.
  • Biofabrication of silver nanocrystallites using Shewanella oneidensis and an evaluation of toxicity. Research highlight in Annual Report FY 2010, Dec 2010, Biological and Environmental Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • Nanoparticles in our cities: are there any risks for our health? 25th Nov 2010, telephone-interview quote published in the toxicology section by the European Research Media Center.
  • Antibacterial nanoparticles from bacteria. 4th June, 2010, telephone-interview media news published in the world's leading UK based scientific magazine Chemistry World by RSC.

Journal Publications (*Indicates Corresponding Author)

  • Density-based Facile Fractionation of Mixture of Monodispersed Ag and Au Nanoparticles to Purity. C. S. Bhatt, N. Bharathkumar, S. Ramasamy, S. Marpu and Anil K. Suresh*.  Journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics, In Press (2017)
  • Bio-engineered silver nanoparticles as potent anti-corrosive agents against microbially induced corrosion of mild steel in cooling water towers. J. Narenkumar, G. Benelli, K. Murugan, S. Ramasamy,  S. Marpu, A. Rajasekar* and Anil K. Suresh*. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, In Press, (2017)
  • Physico-cultural parameters during AgNPs biotransformation with bactericidal activity against pathogens. G. Raman, S. J. Park, N. Sakthivel and Anil K. Suresh*. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 100, 45-51 (2017).
  • Medium constituents mediated engineering for size and shape tuning of gold nanocrystallites Anil K. Suresh*, V. Veena V, S. Ramasamy and N. Sakthivel. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 51, 288-294 (2017)
  • Multi-Potent Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characteristics and Uses in Nanobiotechnology B. Nagaraj, Chandra S. Bhatt and Anil K. Suresh*. Journal of Science Engineering and Technology, 1, 54-66, (2016)
  • Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Controlling the Movement of Immune Cells Anil K. Suresh#, Y. Weng#, Alex, W. Ethan, V. Desiree, A. Darya, O. M. Tork,  B. Badie and J. M. Berlin. Nanoscale, 7(17), 780-7789 (2015) (# Equal contribution)
  • Size-separation of silver nanoparticles using sucrose gradient centrifugation Anil K. Suresh*, D. A. Pelletier, Ji-W. Moon, T. J. Phelps and M. J. Doktycz. Journal Chromatography and Separation Technique, 6, 1-5 (2015)
  • Extracellular bio-production and characterization of small monodispersed CdSe quantum dot nanocrystallites, Anil K. Suresh*. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 130, 344-349 (2014)
  • Scalable economic extracellular synthesis of CdS nanostructured particles by a non-pathogenic thermophile, Ji-W Moon, I. Ivanov, C. E. Duty, L. Love, W.Wang, Yi-Liang, Li, A. Madden, J. Mosher, Anil K. Suresh, A. Rondinone, C. Rawn, R. Lauf, T. J. Phelps., Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 11, 1263-71 (2013)
  • Matrix metalloproteinase-triggered denuding of engineered gold nanoparticles for selective cellular uptake. Anil K. Suresh, Y. Weng, Z. Li, R. Zerda, D. Haute, J. Williams and J. Berlin. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 2341-2349 (2013, Journal Cover)
  • Relating nanomaterial properties and microbial toxicity. Anil K. Suresh*, D. Pelletier and M. Doktycz. Nanoscale, 5, 463-474, (2013)
  • Influence of external factors in the production and morphology of biogenic silver nanocrystallites, S. J. Ashrafi, M. F. Rastegar, M. Ashrafi, R. Pourrahim and Anil K. Suresh*. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3, 2295-2301, (2013)
  • Cytotoxicity Induced by Engineered Silver Nanocrystallites is Dependent on Surface Coatings and Cell Types. Anil K. Suresh*, D. Pelletier, W. Wang, J. L. Morelle-Falvey, M. J. Doktycz. Langmuir, 28, 2727-2735, (2012 Highlighted by ACS-C&EN)
  • Monodispersed biocompatible silver sulfide nanoparticles: Facile extracellular biofabrication using the λ-proteobacterium, Shewanella oneidensis. Anil K. Suresh*, D Pelletier, W Wang, B Gu, J-W Moon, D Allison, D Joy, T Phelps, MJ Doktycz. Acta Biomaterialia, 7, 4253-4258 (2011)
  • Experimental remarks for determining the correct dosage of silver nanoparticles against infective microbes.S. J. Ashrafi, M. F. Rastegar, G. Amoabediny, Anil K. Suresh European Cells and Materials, 21, 2, (2011)
  • Biofabrication of discrete spherical gold nanoparticles using the metal-reducing bacterium, S oneidensis. Anil K. Suresh*, D. Pelletier, W. Wang, M. Broich, JW Moon, B. Gu, D. Allison, D. Joy, T. Phelps, M. J. Doktycz. Acta Biomaterialia, 7, 2148-2152, (2011)
  • Use of plant pathogenic fungi Fusarium moniliforme for the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles with emphasis on time. S. J. Ashrafi, B. Jafarpour, M. F. Rastegar and Anil K. Suresh. European Cells and Materials, 20, 3, 8, (2010)
  • Effects of engineered cerium oxide nanoparticles on bacterial growth and viability. D. Pelletier, Anil K. Suresh, C McKeown, H. Gregory, W Wang, B Gu, T Phelps, N. Mortensen, A. David, D Joy, M Doktycz. Appl. and Environ. Microbiology, 76, 24, 7981-7988, (2010)
  • Silver nanoparticles: Biosynthesis and comparative toxicity on Gram-ve and Gram plus ve bacteria. Anil K. Suresh, D. A. Pelletier, S. D. Brown, B. Gu, W. Wang, D. P. Allison. P, d. c. Joy, T. J. Phelps and M. J. Doktycz. Proc. Geochimica et Cosmocimica Acta, 74, 12, A1010, (2010)
  • Microbial interactions with engineered metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. Anil K. Suresh, D. A. Pelletier, S. D. Brown, B. Gu, W. Wang, D. P. Allison. P, d. c. Joy, T. J. Phelps and M. J. Doktycz. Proc. Geochimica et Cosmocimica Acta, 74, 12, A239, (2010).
  • Silver nanocrystallites: Biofabrication using Shewanella oneidensis, and an evaluation of their comparative toxicity on Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Anil K. Suresh*, W. Wang, D. Pelletier, B. Gu, J. W. Moon, N Mortensen, D Allison, D Joy, T. Phelps and M. Doktycz. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 5210-5215, 2010, Highlighted by Royal Society of Chemistry in their magazine Chemistry World)
  • Heterofunctional Nanomaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Applications in Nanobiotechnology. Anil K. Suresh and M. I. Khan. J of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 10, 4124-4134, (2010)
  • Comparative cytotoxicity of quantum dot and gold conjugates, Anil K. Suresh and Eve-Marie Dumas and Jay L. Nadeau.” Proc. SPIE, 7189, 718916, 1-10 (2009)
  • Biosynthesis, separation and conjugation of gold nanoparticles to doxorubicin for cell uptake and toxicity Anil K. Suresh, Y. A. Peter and J. L. Nadeau.. IEEE, 4967628, 1-8, (2009)
  • Challenge of antimicrobial toxicity tests of silver nanoparticles. S. J. Ashrafi, M. F. Rastegar, B. Jafarpour, Anil K. Suresh, M. Shahtahmasehi and H. Rohani, Iran J Basic Med Sci,12, 2, (2009)
  • Facile biosynthesis, separation and conjugation of gold nanoparticles to doxorubicin. Anil K. Suresh, Yves-Alain Peter and Jay Nadeau. Nanotechnology, 19, 495101, (2008)
  • The relationship of QD composition and conjugate to cellular uptake and toxicity, S. Clarke, Anil K. Suresh, R. Khatchadourian and E. M. Dumas, J. L. Nadeau. Proc. SPIE, 6866, 68660, 1-11, (2008)
  • Biosynthesis of extracellular CdSe quantum dots by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum. Anil K. Suresh, A. Ansary, A. Ahmad, M. I. Khan. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 3, 190-194, (2007)
  • Nitrate reductase mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles from AgNO3. Anil K. Suresh, M. Kazemian, S. W. Gosavi, S. Kulkarni, R. Parischa, A. Ahmad, M. I. Khan. Biotechnology Letters, 29, 439-445, (2007)
  • Sulphite reductase mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles capped by phytochelatin. Anil K. Suresh, Majid Kazemian, S. W. Gosavi, S. Kulkarni, Absar Ahmad and M. I. Khan., Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 47, 191-195, (2007)
  • CdS Quantum dots: Enzyme mediated in vitro synthesis, characterization and conjugation to plant lectins. Abu Ayoobul Ansary, Anil K. Suresh, Krishna Sastry, Majid Kazemain S. Kulkarni, Absar Ahmad and M. I. Khan. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 3, 406-413, (2007)
  • Comparison of exopolysaccharides produced by X. oryzae pv. oryzae strains, BXO1 and BXO8 that show varying degrees of virulence in rice. VB Singh, Anil K. Suresh, SI Kirubakaran, RS Kumar, N Sakthivel. Journal of Phytopathology, 154, 410-413, (2006)

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