Accepting applications from motivated candidates for project assistantship and postdoctoral fellowships

Purusharth I Rajyaguru

Assistant Professor

Wellcome-DBT Intermediate fellow


Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Telangana. (2001-2007)

Postdoctoral Research

University of Arizona, Tucson AZ (2007-2013)
Tel: 91-80-2293 2547


  • Mechanistic basis of mRNA fate decisions
  • Regulation of mRNA translation and decay

We are interested in understanding the mechanistic basis of mRNA fate decisions. An mRNA in the cytoplasm can get translated, remain stored in a translationally repressed state or get degraded. Transition of mRNAs between these functional states plays a crucial role in various cellular processes and disease conditions. We aim to understand the above functional transitions using a combination of genetic, biochemical, imaging and genomic approaches.

 Lab Members

 Key Publications

  • RGG motif proteins: modulators of mRNA functional state. Rajyaguru P, Parker R. Cell Cycle. 2012 Jul 15;11(14):2594-9. doi: 10.4161/cc.20716. Review.
  • Scd6 targets eIF4G to repress translation: RGG motif proteins as a class of eIF4G-binding proteins. Rajyaguru P, She M, Parker R. Mol Cell. 2012 Jan 27;45(2):244-54. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2011.11.026.