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Ramaswamy Subramanian

Phone: (765) 496-2235

Ramaswamy Subramanian became the Director of the Bindley Bioscience Center in the fall of 2018. His leadership will focus on enhancing synergies across both existing and emerging strengths at Purdue, while building successful partnerships between the BBC and these new institutes to create new interdisciplinary activities of national and international distinction. Rams will be responsible for defining and executing the overall mission of the Center, including establishing and implementing a strategic plan to position Purdue as a global leader in targeted areas at the convergence of the life, engineering, and physical and data sciences. Rams is a professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering. He joined the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering in January 2019. A structural biologist with expertise in protein crystallography, Ramaswamy earned his Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. After graduation, he moved to Uppsala, Sweden, for a fellowship at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ramaswamy stayed at SLU for eight years, serving as a researcher and docent before moving to Iowa City for a faculty position at the University of Iowa. While working as assistant dean and director of core research facilities in Iowa, Ramaswamy helped create the university’s structural biology program -- an accomplishment he later duplicated at inSTEM in India. Ramaswamy was the founding dean at inStem. He co-founded and served as the first CEO of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, a life sciences innovation hub for academia, industry and startup companies.