Prof. K. Dharmalingam

Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D.
Designation Director
Aravind Medical Research Foundation
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Dr. K. Dharmalingam is a DBT Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor. He joined Aravind Medical Research Foundation as Director- Research from July 2013. He has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals in the area of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology authored two books and holds two patents. He was instrumental in promoting Biotechnology research and teaching in India. His area of current research interest is mainly Proteomics of eye diseases. His previous research includes DNA restriction and repair in E coli and regulation of antibiotic biosynthesis in streptomyces. He is a member of Indian Academy of Sciences and Indian National Science Academy and an elected member of Guha Research Conference. Dr.K.Dharmalingam has obtained numerous honors and awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (1992).

Peer-Reviewed Journals:
  1. Lini Nirmala, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam “Organisation of Mycobacterium leprae mce operon and expression of mce genes in leprosy patients” International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology Research (IJABR). Accepted
  2. Sivakumar Rathinam, Irene Daniel, Dharmalingam Kuppamuthu & Jeya Maheshwari Jayapal “Molecular Mimicry between Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase of Leptospira and Retinal Dehydrogenase 1 of Human Lens: A Potential Trigger for Cataract Formation in Leptospiral Uveitis Patients” Ocular Immunology and Inflammation 2019 e pub
  3. S Rajasekaran, Chitraa Tangavel, Sri Vijay Anand, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Monica Steffi Matchado, Raveendran Muthurajan, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Dharmalingam Kuppamuthu “Inflammaging determines health and disease in lumbar discs—evidence from differing proteomic signatures of healthy, aging, and degenerating discs“ The Spine Journal 000 (2019) 1−12
  4. Niranjana Parthiban, Nithya Lakshmi Sampath, Jayapal Jeya Maheshwari, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Prajna Lalitha, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam “Quantitative Profiling of tear proteome reveals down regulation of Zinc alpha -2 glycoprotein in Aspergillus flavus keratitis patientsExp Eye Res. 2019 (Jun 21) E pub
  5. Kim R, Krishnadas R, Dharmalingam K, Jeya Maheshwari J. Proteomics of Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Eye. In: Prakash G and Iwata T editor. Advances in Vision Research: genetic eye research in Asia and the Pacific Vol II. Singapore: Springer Nature . 2019 p. 393-402
  6. Dharmalingam K. Immunology of the eye. In: Prajna NV, editor. Peyman’s Principles & practice of ophthalmology. 2nd ed. 2 Vols. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019. p. 163-174.
  7. Mohammed, R. S. M., Kumar, M., Amrathlal, R. S., Kannan, P., Maheshwari, J.J., Prajna, N.V., Lalitha, P., Dharmalingam, K. “Identification of the proteoforms of surface localized Hydrophobin A of Aspergillus flavus and determination of the mechanism of proteoform generation.” Journal of Proteomics 193 (2019) 62–70
  8. Mohammed Razeeth Shait Mohammed, Muthu Kumar, Rabbind Singh Amrathlal, Priya Kannan, Jeya Maheshwari Jayapal, Venkatesh Prajna Namperumalsamy, Lalitha Prajna, Dharmalingam Kuppamuthu “Data set for the spore surface proteome and Hydrophobin A/RodA proteoforms of A.flavus”. Data in Brief 2019
  9. Rajasekaran, Chitraa Tangavel, Siddharth N. Aiyer, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, Raveendran, Naveen Luke Demonte, Pramela Subbaiah, Rishi Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, K. Dharmalingam “ISSLS PRIZE IN CLINICAL SCIENCE 2017: Is infection the possible initiator of disc disease? An insight from proteomic analysis” Eur Spine J (2017) 26:1384–1400
  10. Jeyalakshmi Kandhavelu, Naveen Luke Demonte, Venkatesh Prajna Namperumalsamy,Lalitha Prajna, Chitra Thangavel, Jeya Maheshwari Jayapal, Dharmalingam Kuppamuthu “Aspergillus flavus induced alterations in tear protein profile reveal pathogen induced host response to fungal infection” Journal of Proteomics 2017 Jan 30;152:13-21
  11. JeyalakshmiKandhavelu, Naveen Luke Demonte, Venkatesh Prajna Namperumalsamy, Lalitha Prajna, Chitra Thangavel, Jeya Maheshwari Jayapal, Dharmalingam Kuppamuthu “Data set of Aspergillus flavus induced alterations in tear proteome: Understanding the pathogen-induced host response to fungal infection” Data in Brief 9(2016)888–894
  12. Selvam RM, Nithya R, Devi PN, Shree RS, Nila MV, Demonte NL, Thangavel C,Maheshwari JJ, Lalitha P, Prajna  NV,  Dharmalingam    Exoproteome  of Aspergillus flavus corneal isolates and saprophytes: Identification of proteoforms of an oversecreted alkaline protease. J Proteomics. 2015. 115:23-35.
  13. Selvam RM, Nithya R, Devi PN, Shree RS, Nila MV, Demonte NL, Thangavel C,Maheshwari JJ, Lalitha P, Prajna NV, Dharmalingam K. Data set for the mass spectrometry based exoproteome analysis of Aspergillus flavus Data in Brief. 2015. 2: 42-47;
  14. Sivaganesa Karthikeyan R, Vareechon C , Prajna NV , Dharmalingam, K Pearlman E, and Lalitha P IL-17 expressionin peripheral blood neutrophils from fungal keratitis patients and healthy cohorts in south India” Journal of Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 1;211(1):130–4.
  15. Srinivasan Senthilkumari, Badri Talwar, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam, Ravilla D Ravindran, Ramamurthy Jayanthi, Perisamy Sundaresan, Charu Saravanan, Ian S Young, Alan D Dangour, Astrid Fletcher “Polymorphisms in sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter genes and plasma, aqueous and lens ascorbate concentrations in an ascorbate depleted setting”. Eye Res.2014;124:24-30
  16. Amrathlal Rabbind Singh, Paranthaman Senthamaraikannan, Chitra Thangavel, Ravikanth Danda, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (2013) “ChiS histidine kinase negatively regulates the production of chitinase ChiC in Streptomyces peucetius. Microbiological Research (Epub ahead of print)
  17. Sandip Kumar Nandi1, Elengikal Abdul Azeez Rehna, Alok Kumar Panda, Sugathan Shiburaj, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam, Ashis Biswas (2013) “A S52P Mutation in the “α-crystallin domain” of Mycobacterium leprae HSP18 Reduces its Oligomeric Size and Chaperone Function” FEBSJ 280;5994-6009
  18. Jayapal Jeya Maheshwari and Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (2013) “Protective role of Mycobacterium leprae small heat-shock protein in heterologous hosts, Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium smegmatis, grown under stress” Journal of Medical Microbiology 62: 959–967
  19. Durairaj M. Kumar, Vikas Patil, Bini Ramachandran, Murugesan V. Nila,Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam, Kumaravel Somasundaram (2013) “Temozolomide-modulated glioma proteome: Role of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase-4 (IRAK4) in chemosensitivity” Proteomics13; 2113-2124
  20. Sivagnanam Ananthi, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Prajna Lalitha,  Murugesan Valarnila, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (2013) “Pathogen Induced Changes in the Protein Profile of Human Tears from Fusarium Keratitis Patients” PLoS one 53018: 8; 1-16
  21. Bini Ramachandran, Kanak Lata Dikshit, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (2012)Recombinant E. coli expressing Vitreoscilla haemoglobin prefers aerobic metabolism under microaerobic conditions:A proteome-level study Biosci. 37;617– 633]
  22. Sivagnanam Ananthi, Ramachandran Sarojini Santhosh, Murugesan Valar Nila, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Prajna Lalitha, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam (2011) “Comparative proteomics of human male and female tears bytwo- dimensional electrophoresis” Experimental Eye Research 92 ; 454-463
  23. Rajapandian Sivaganesa Karthikeyan, SixtoM. Leal Jr, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam, David M. Geiser, Eric Pearlman, and Prajna Lalitha (2011) “Expression of Innate and Adaptive Immune Mediators in Human Corneal Tissue Infected With Aspergillus or Fusarium ”The Journal of Infectious Diseases 204:942–50
  24. Nishma Gupta, N. P. Shankernarayan and K. Dharmalingam (2010) α1 Acid Glycoprotein as a putative biomarker for monitoring the development of the type II reactional stage of leprosy. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 59: 400 
  25. Lini, N. P. Shankernarayan and K. Dharmalingam (2009) Real Time PCRanalysis of Mycobacterium leprae DNA and mRNA in human biopsy material from leprosyand reactions. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 58: 753 – 759
  26. Lini, E.A.Rehna, S. Shiburaj, J.Jeya Maheswari, N.P.Shankernarayan and K. Dharmalingam (2008) Functional characterisation of a small heat shock protein from Mycobacterium leprae. BMC Microbiology. 8: 208.
  27. A. Rehna, Sanjeev Kumar Singh and K. Dharmalingam (2008) Functional nsights bycomparison of modelled structures of 18kDa small heat shock protein and its mutant in Mycobacterium leprae. Bioninformation. 3: 230 – 234
  28. Ananthi, T. Chitra, R. Bini, N.V. Prajna, P. Lalitha, K. Dharmalingam (2008). Comparative analysis of the tear protein profile in mycotic keratitis patients, Molecular Vision. 14: 500 – 507
  29. Nishma Gupta, N.P.Shankernarayan, K.Dharmalingam (2007) Serum proteomeof Leprosy patients undergoing Erythema nodosum leprosum reaction:Regulation of expression of the isoforms of haptoglobin. Journal of Proteome Research. 6: 36693679.
  30. Ramachandran Sarojini Santhosh, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian, Nirmala Lini,Abdul Khader Shabaana, Avuthu Nagarvardhini and K. Dharmalingam (2005). Cloning of mce1 locus of Mycobacterium leprae in Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2 155 SMR5 and evaluation of expression of mce1 genes in smegmatis and M.leprae. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 45: 291 – 302.
  31. A.K.Shabanna, K.Kulangar, I.Semac, Y.Parel, S.Ilangumaran, K.Dharmalingam, C.Chizzolini and D.C.Hoesslli. (2005) Mycobacterial liporaabinomannans modulate cytokine production in human T helper cells by interfering with raft/microdomain signaling. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 62: 001 – 009.
  32. Banerjee, A. Damodaran, N. Devi, K. Dharmalingam and G. Raman. (2004). Role of Keratinocytes in Antigen Presentation and Polarization of Human T Lymphocytes. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 59: 385 – 394
  33. Ranjan Prasad, V. Sasikala, K.S. Vetrivel and K. Dharmalingam (2003) A novel extra cellular protein of Streptomyces peucetius binds to daunorubicin but does not  inhibit the bioactivity of the antibiotic. BBRC 311: 460 – 464.
  34. Daisy Vanitha, R. Venkatasubramani, K. Dharmalingam,C. N. Paramasivan(2003). Large – Restriction – Fragment Polymorphism analysis of Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium  terrae  isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69:7, 4337 – 4341.
  35. K.Shabaana, N. P.Shanker Narayan, and K. Dharmalingam (2003).M. leprae 18- kDa Heat shock protein gene is polymorphic. Current Science. 84:1, 64 – 70.
  36. Paranthaman and K. Dharmalingam (2003). Intergeneric Conjugation in Streptomyces peucetius and Streptomyces sp. strain C5: Chromosomal integration and expression of recombinant plasmids carrying chiC gene. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 69:1, 84 – 91.
  37. K. Shabaana, R. Venkatasubramani, N. P. Shanker Narayan, D.C. Hoessli and K.Dharmalingam (2001). Cytokine profiles in paraffin-embedded biopsy samplesof lepromatous leprosy patients: semi-quantitative measurement of cytokine mRNS using RT-PCR. International Journal of Leprosy. 69: 204 – 215.
  38. S. Vetriveland K. Dharmalingam (2001). Isolation and characterization of stable mutants of Streptomyces peucetius defective in daunorubicin biosynthesis. Journal of Genetics 80: 31 – 38.
  39. S. Vetrivel, S. K. Pandian, Uma Chaudhary and K. Dharmalingam (2001). Purification, cloning and DNA sequence analysis of a chitinase from an overproducing mutant of Streptomyces peucetius defective in daunorubicin biosynthesis. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 47: 179 – 187.
  40. S. Vetrivel and K. Dharmalingam (2000). Isolation of a chitinase overproducing mutant of Streptomyces peucetius defective in daunorubicin biosynthesis.Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 46: 956 – 960.
  41. Arun and K. Dharmalingam (1999). Streptomyces peucetius convertsanthracycline intermediates efficiently in culture media containing oil cake ascarbon source – Short note. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology.15: 293 – 294.
  42. Karuthapandian, S. Kumar, K. Dharmalingam, C. Damodaran andR.Chakraborty (1998). Multilocus DNA profiling using the probe 33.6 in the Tamil nadu population of South India. American Journal of Human Biology. 10: 87 –93.
  43. Jayasankar and K. Dharmalingam (1997). Analysis of RAPD polymorphisms in Rastrelliger Kanagura off India. Naga – 20: 52 – 56.
  44. Mythili and K. Dharmalingam (1997). A DNA fragment from Streptomycesfradiae increases the production of a Metalloprotease in Streptomyceslividans.Journal of Bioscience. 22: 419 – 430.
  45. Jayasankar and K. Dharmalingam (1997). Potential application of RAPD  and RAHM markers in genome analysis of scrombroid fishes. Current science 72: 383 – 390.
  46. Dharmalingam and J Cullum (1996). Genetic instability in Streptomyces. Journal of Bioscience. 21: 433 – 444.
  47. Karuthapandian, S.Kumar, K. Dharmalingam and C.Damodaran (1995). DNA profiling of the VNTR locus D2S44 in the population of Madras City and in the tribal Kotas of the Nilgiri Hills, South India. Gene Geography. 9: 65 – 90.
  48. Karuthapandian Subbaiah Kumar, Manikkam Krishnan, Kuppamuthu Dharmalingam, Chenniappan Damodaran (1995). Allele frequency distribution for the variable number of tandem repeat locus D10S28 in Tamil Nadu (South India) population. Electrophoresis. 16: 1689 – 1692.
  49. Shivapriya, R. Prasad, Iyer Lakshminarayanan, S. Krishnaswamy and K. Dharmalingam (1995). Expression of mcrA gene of E.coli is regulated bysequestration of translational signal. Gene. 157: 201 – 207.
  50. Kumaravel and K. Dharmalingam (1994). Structural organization, amplification, deletion and rearrangements of DNA associated with an unstable region of S.coelicolor A3(20 chromosome. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 31: 280 – 287.
  51. Seetha Ratnakumari, R.Mathumathi and K.Dharmalingam (1994). DNA amplification affects protease production and sporulation in fradiae. Curr. Microbiology. 29: 101 – 107.
  52. Prasad, K. Dharmalingam and I. S. Hunter (1994). Genes for antitumor antibiotics from Streptomyces. Poster offered Papers, 127th Ordinary Meeting, Society for General Microbiology, University of Warwick, UK. Abstract. 44: 67
  53. Ramalingam, Ranjan Prasad, R. Shivapriya and K. Dharmalingam (1992). Molecular Cloning and sequencing of mcrA locus and identification of McrAprotein in Escherichia coli. Journal of Bioscience. 17: 217 – 232.
  54. Sozhamannan, M. C. Raja, Ranjan Prasad, Kamla Chaudhary, B. Shivakumarand K. Dharmalingam (1992). Molecular cloning of the mcrBC (rglB) locus of Escherichia coli K12 and identification of the mcrBC encoded proteins. Proc. IndianNatl. Sci. Acad. B58: 253 – 264.
  55. Palanivelu and K. Dharamalingam (1992). Growth hormones and Transgenic animals. Current Science 64: 169 – 175.
  56. C. Raja and K. Dharmalingam (1991). Heat shock induced relaxation of restriction ] enzyme specificity in Escherichia coli. Journal of Genetics. 70:91 – 101.
  57. Dharmalingam (1991). Biotechnology – principles, practices and prospects. Biology Education (special issue: Biotechnology) 7:152 – 156.
  58. J. Pandian, Soosamma Kavumpurath, S. Mathavan and K. Dharmalingam (1991). Micro injection of rat growth – hormone gene into Zebrafish egg andproduction of transgenic Zebrafish. Current Science 60: 596 – 600.
  59. A. Rehna, J. Benner, F. Bloom, H.D. Braymer, E. DeCruz, K. Dharmalingam, J. Heitman, M. Noyer-Weidner, A. Piekarowicz, P. L. Kretz, J. M. Short and D. Woodcock (1991). Nomenclature relating to Restriction of modified DNA in E.coli. Journal of Bacteriology 73:2707 – 2709.
  60. Kumaravel S, Mathumathi R and Dharmalingam K (1991). Genetic instability inStreptomycin. Proceedings of the Indo-Swiss Seminar on Biotech. Feb.27-28. Abstract 38.
  61. Ranjan Prasad, Shivapriya R, Ramalingam R and Dharmalingam K (1991). Nucleotide sequence and protein products of glA gene encoding a restriction system acting on modified DNA in coli. Proceeding of the Indo-Swiss Seminar on Biotech. Feb.27-Abstract No.44
  62. Dharmalingam K (1991). Genetic Regulation in Prokaryotes in “Principles of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering” (ed.) G.P.Talwar, NII, New Delhi
  63. Dharmalingam K and Damodaran C. (1990). Forensic use of DNA fingerprinting. Biospectra 1: Part I (Jan-Feb)
  64. Ramalingam R, Ranjan Prasad and Dharmalingam K (1990). Cloning of rglA gene and Localization of RglA protein in coli. Proceedings of the DAE symposium on advances in Molecular Biology, Bombay pp.66-86
  65. Rajapandi T and Dharmalingam K (1990). Plasmid recombination in Shigellaflexneri and coli. Proceedings of the DAE symposium on advances in Molecular Biology, Bombay pp.39-55
  66. Dharmalingam K (1990). Control of SOS response in coli. A novel lexA independent mechanism. Genetical Research, Dr. N.K. Notani’s festschrift volume
  67. Kannan PR and Dharmalingam K (1990). Induction of the inhibitor of RecBCD enzyme in coli is a lexA independent SOS response. Current Microbiol. 21:1-5
  68. Kannan PR and Dharmalingam K (1990). Genetic location of rra mutation and its role In alleviation of Rgl restriction. Current Microbiol. 21:7-15
  69. Mathumathi R, Kumaravel S and Dharmalingam K (1990). Deamplification and deletion of amplified DNA in Lividans and S. fradiae. Applied Microbiol. Biotech. 33:291-295
  70. Dharmalingam K (1989). Polymerase Chain reaction and the molecules of the year in Biology Education 6:265-268
  71. Dharmalingam K (1989). Biotechnology at work in Biology Education 6:66-67
  72. Sozhamannan S and Dharmalingam K (1988). Molecular cloning and identification of protein products of rglB loci of Escherichia coli. Gene 74:51-52
  73. Sozhamannan S and Dharmalingam K (1988). Construction and genetic characterisation of lambda specialized transducing particles carrying the rglB gene of Escherichia coli. Current Microbiol. 17:269-273
  74. Kannan PR and Dharmalingam K (1987). Restriction alleviation and enhancement of mutagenesis of bacteriophage T4 chromosome in recBC sbcA strains of Escheriachia coli. Gen. Genet. 209:413-418
  75. Valliammani T, Gnanam A and Dharmalingam K (1987). Heat shock response in Chlorella protothecoides. Plant and Cell Physiol. 28: 975-985.
  76. Asha Kamat and Dharmalingam K (1984). Barbara McClintock. Biology Education 1: 48
  77. Dharmalingam K (1984). Darwinism in an age of genetic engineering in ~A Century after Darwin’ (ed. J.C.B. Abraham).
  78. Atretya C.D, Subramanyan N.C and Dharmalingam K (1984). Restriction enzyme Analysis of plant genomes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 435: 240
  79. Taposhi Dasgupta, K Dharmalingam and Fr.lancy (1984). Isolation and Characterization of multiple drug resistance plasmid from Azospirillum. Proceedings of the Symposium on Newer approach to biological applications, Baroda
  80. Sozhamannan S, R.S.Ravi and K.Dharmalingam (1984). In vivo and in vitro genetic manipulation of genes coding for a restriction system in coli. Proceedings of the Symposium on Newer approach to Biological Applications, Baroda.
  81. Ravi R S, S.Sozhamannan and K.Dharmalingam (1984). Transposon mutagenesis and genetic mapping of rglA and rglB loci of coli . Mol. Gen. Genet. 198: 390-392
  82. Dharmalingam K. A.Kamat and PR.Kannan (1984). Anti-restriction systems in coli. Current trends in Life sciences XII. pp. 189-195
  83. Dharmalingam K, Revel H.R and Goldberg E.B. (1982). Physical mapping and cloning of babcteriophage T4 antirestriction endonuclease gene. J. Bacteriol. 149: 694-699.
  84. Dharmalingam K and Goldberg E.B (1980). Restriction in vivo V Induction of SOS functions in coli by restricted T4 phage DNA and alleviation of restriction by SOS functions. Mol.Gen. Genet. 178: 51-58
  85. Chandrashekaran K, Dharmalingam K and Jayaraman J (1980). Assembly of mitochondria in yeast. Complementation of mitochondrial and cytosolic products in a temporal sequence in vitro. J. Biochem. 103: 471-480.
  86. Dharmalingam K and Goldberg E.B (1979). Restriction in vivo IV Effect of restriction of parental DNA on the expression of restriction alleviation systems in phage T4. Virology 96: 404-411
  87. Dharmalingam K and Goldberg E.B (1979). Restriction in vivo III Genenral effects of glucosylation and restriction on phage T4 gene expression and replication. 96:393-403
  88. Dharmalingam K and Goldberg E.B (1976). Phage coded protein prevents restriction of unmodified progeny T4 DNA. Nature 260: 454-456
  89. Dharmalingam K and Goldberg E.B (1976). Mechanism, localization and control of restriction cleavage of phage T4 chromosome in vivo. Nature 260: 406-410
  90. Jayaraman J, Dharmalingam K and Somasundaram S (1975). Cell cycle and mitochondrial         In: Regulation of growth and differentiated functions in eukaryotic cells (ed. G.P.Talwar) Raven Press, New York
  91. Jayaraman J, Dharmalingam K and Murugesh N (1974). Systems of approach to the study of mitochondriogenesis. In:Biomembranes (ed. L.Packer) Academic Press, Y
  92. Dharmalingam K and Jayaraman J (1973). Mitochondrio-genesis in synchronous culturues of yeast. I Oscillatory pattern of respiration. Biochem.Biophys. 157: 197
  93. Dharmalingam K (1972). In: Laboratory techniques – A college level study (ed. Jayaraman, J.) Higginbothams, Madras, India
  94. Dharmalingam K and Jayaraman J (1971). Glucose repression of mitochondiogenesis inyeast: Induction of phospholipase Biochem. Res. Commun. 45: 1145 
Books Published:
  1.  Glossary of terms in Genetic Engineering.  School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University
  2. Collected papers in Genetic Engineering.  School of biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University
  3. Experiments with M13. Gene cloning and DNA sequencing. Macmillan India Pvt. Ltd. 1986
  4. Concepts in Biotechnology (1996) (ed.) Balasubramanian, D, C F A Bryce, K.Dharmalingam, J Green and Kunthala Jayaraman. University Press, Hyderabad. Chapters contributed: “Plant Biotechnology” – K. Dharmalingam and K.Veluthambi
  5. Deep Roots, Open Skies: New Biology in India (2004) (ed.) S.K. Basu, J.K. Batra and D.M. Salunke. Narosha Publishing House, New Delhi.  Chapter contributed: “Modern Biotechnology in India”
Books Chapters published:
  1.  Kim R, Krishnadas R, Dharmalingam K, Jeya Maheshwari J. Proteomics of Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Eye. In: Prakesh G and Iwata T editor. Advances in Vision Research: genetic eye research in Asia and the Pacific Vol II. Singapore: Springer Nature. 2019 p. 393-402
  2. Dharmalingam K. Immunology of the eye. In: Prajna NV, editor. Peyman’s principles & practice of ophthalmology. 2nd ed. 2 Vols. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019. p. 163-174.

2016 : Bireswar Chakrabarti Oration Award

2010-2015 : Recipient of DBT Distinguished Research Professorship

2010 : Nominated member for Tamil Nadu State Academic Audit Accreditation Council (TNSAAC)

2007-2010 : Nominated member for Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education

2007 : Recipient of Tata Innovation Fellowship Award

1997-2000 : Nominated member in Syndicate of Madurai Kamaraj University

1994 : Elected Fellow for National Academy of Sciences

1992 : Recipient of Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Award

1985 : Elected Member for Guha Research Conference