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Rajesh Grover, PhD

Assistant Professor of CMB
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
California Campus
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(858) 784-7356


Ph.D. (Drug Discovery/ Biomedical Magnetic Resonance), CSIR - Central Drug Research Institute 2004
M.Sc. (Chemistry/Biochemistry; minor: Biomedical Engineering ), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 1998
B.Sc. (Chemistry and Physics (Honors)), University of Delhi 1996

Professional Experience

2014-2017 Assistant Professor of CMB, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), The Scripps Research Institute
2010-2014 Senior Staff Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), The Scripps Research Institute
2007-2010 Staff Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), The Scripps Research Institute
2004-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

Selected References

All Publications

Lerner, R. A., Grover, R. K., Zhang, H., Xie, J., Han, K. H., Peng, Y. & Yea, K. Antibodies from combinatorial libraries use functional receptor pleiotropism to regulate cell fates. (2015). Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics, 48(4), 389-394.

Grover, R. K., Zhu, X., Nieusma, T., Jones, T., Boero, I., MacLeod, A. S., Mark, A., Niessen, S., Kim, H. J., Kong, L., Assad-Garcia, N., Kwon, K., et al. A structurally distinct human mycoplasma protein that generically blocks antigen-antibody union. (2014). Science, 343(6171), 656-661. PMCID: PMC3987992.

Grover, R., Cheng, J. L., Peng, Y. J., Jones, T. M., Ruiz, D. I., Ulevitch, R. J., Glass, J. I., Dennis, E. A., Salomon, D. R. & Lerner, R. A. The costimulatory immunogen LPS induces the B-cell clones that infiltrate transplanted human kidneys. (2012). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(16), 6036-6041. PMCID: PMC3341022.

Nieva, J., Song, B. D., Rogel, J. K., Kujawara, D., Altobel, L., Izharrudin, A., Boldt, G. E., Grover, R., Wentworth, A. D. & Wentworth, P. Cholesterol secosterol aldehydes induce amyloidogenesis and dysfunction of wild-type tumor protein p53. (2011). Chemistry & Biology, 18(7), 920-927. PMCID: PMC3148486.

Cheng, J. L., Torkamani, A., Grover, R., Jones, T. M., Ruiz, D. I., Schork, N. J., Quigley, M. M., Hall, F. W., Salomon, D. R. & Lerner, R. A. Ectopic B-cell clusters that infiltrate transplanted human kidneys are clonal. (2011). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(14), 5560-5565. PMCID: PMC3078383.

Heidebrecht, T., Christodoulou, E., Chalmers, M. J., Jan, S., Ter Riet, B., Grover, R., Joosten, R. P., Littler, D., van Luenen, H., Griffin, P. R., Wentworth, P., Borst, P., et al. The structural basis for recognition of base J containing DNA by a novel DNA binding domain in JBP1. (2011). Nucleic Acids Research, 39(13), 5715-5728. PMCID: PMC3141245.

Rao, P. N. P. & Grover, R. K. Apricoxib, a COX-2 inhibitor for the potential treatment of pain and cancer. (2009). IDrugs, 12(11), 711-722.

Grover, R., Pond, S. J. K., Cui, Q. Z., Subramaniam, P., Case, D. A., Millar, D. P. & Wentworth, P. O-glycoside orientation is an essential aspect of base J recognition by the kinetoplastid DNA-binding protein JBP1. (2007). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 46(16), 2839-2843.

Grover, R. K., Kesarwani, A. P., Srivastava, G. K., Kundu, B. & Roy, R. Base catalyzed intramolecular transamidation of 2-aminoquinazoline derivatives on solid phase. (2005). Tetrahedron, 61(21), 5011-5018.

Grover, R. K., Roy, A. D., Roy, R., Joshi, S. K., Srivastava, V. & Arora, S. K. Complete (1)H and (13)C NMR assignments of six saponins from Sapindus trifoliatus. (2005). Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 43(12), 1072-1076.