The research team at Ganga Hospital, headed by Dr.S.Rajasekaran, has been awarded the most prestigious award for value in spine care for the year 2019 by the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the internationally renowned The Spine Journal (TSJ).
This is the first time for a research team from India to be recognized by the NASS and TSJ for their efforts in spine related research.
Their research work “Inflammaging Determines Health and Disease in Lumbar discs- Evidence from Differing Proteomic Signatures of Healthy, Aging and Degenerating Discs” analyses at a molecular level the cause for disc degeneration which is the major reason for low back pain.
The award carries a cash prize of USD 10,000 and will also be published as a lead paper in ‘The Spine Journal’.
The team has been invited to present their research work in the outstanding paper award session and will be honored at the annual meeting of NASS to be conducted at Chicago on September 26, 2019.
The research team headed by Dr. S Rajasekaran, Chairman, Department of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital (Principal Investigator) includes Dr. Chitraa Tangavel (Biotechnology scientist), M Raveendran, TNAU, Dr. Sri Vijayanand K S (Clinical Scientist), Dr. Dilip Chand Raja S (Clinical Scientist), Sharon Miracle Nayagam (Junior research officer- Biotechnology), Monica Steffi Matchado (Junior research office- Bioinformatics), Dr.Ajoy Prasad Shetty and Dr.Rishi Mugesh Kanna under the guidance of sK.Dharmalingam, Director, AMRF, Madurai.