M. J. Swamy
Professor, FNASc, FASc 
Ph. D. IISc, Bangalore, 1987
Postdoctoral Research    Michigan State University, 1987 - 1989   

Max-Planck Institut für biophysikalische Chemie, 1990 - 1993
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 1993 - 1998
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 1998 - 2004
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2004 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134807, E-mail: mjswamy@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
  • Phase behavior and polymorphism of lipids 
  • Biomembrane structure and function 
  • Protein chemistry and structure 
  • Protein-ligand interactions  
In the pursuit of the above areas of research, a variety of techniques are used including protein purification and characterization methods, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), spin-label ESR spectroscopy, 31P-NMR spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), CD spectroscopy, absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, small-angle X-ray scattering and Langmuir film balance measurements.
Selected Publications
  • DSC and FCS Studies Reveal the Mechanism of Thermal and Chemical Unfolding of CIA17, a Polydisperse Oligomeric Protein from Coccinia indica. S. Mondal, K. B. Bobbili, S. Paul, M. J. Swamy* (2021) J. Phys. Chem. B. 125, 7117-7127.
  • Conserved Core Tryptophans of FnII Domains are Crucial for the Membranolytic and Chaperone-like Activities of Bovine Seminal Plasma Protein, PDC-109. B. P. Singh, A. Asthana, A. Basu, T. Ramakrishna, Ch. M. Rao,* M. J. Swamy* (2020) FEBS Lett. 594, 509-518. 
  • A Homologous Series of Apoptosis-inducing N-Acylserinols: Thermotropic Phase Behavior, Interaction with Cholesterol and Characterization of Cationic N-Myristoylserinol-Cholesterol-CTAB Niosomes. D. Sivaramakrishna, M. D. Prasad, M. J. Swamy* (2019) Biochim. Biophys. Acta: Biomembranes 1861, 504-513. 
  • Spermine and Spermidine Act as Chemical Chaperones and Enhance Chaperone-Like and Lipid Binding Activities of Bovine Seminal Plasma Protein, PDC-109. B. P. Singh, I. Saha, I. Nandi, M. J. Swamy* (2017) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 493, 1418-1424.
  • A pH Switch Regulates the Inverse Relationship Between Membranolytic and Chaperone-Like Activities of HSP-1/2, a Major Protein of Horse Seminal Plasma. C. S. Kumar, M. J. Swamy* (2016) Biochemistry 55, 3650-3657.