Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
TCC Contributing Member
(504) 862-3580, (504) 865-5596 fax
2015 Percival Stern Hall, 6400 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70118
Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah received his B.S. degree (with honors) in chemistry and a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. He obtained a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. For his graduate work on molecular recognition and self-assembly of synthetic nucleic acid bases, he has received the Dorothy Banks Research Fellowship and The College of Natural Sciences Dean's Excellence Award. After completion of a postdoctoral stint at Yale University focusing on protein recognition and DNA self-assembly, he joined the faculty at Tulane (August 2007). Currently, his research focuses on the development of designer molecules that have the unique ability to undergo specific molecular recognition events in a stimulus responsive manner.