P. Veeraiah, MSc
Pandichelvam Veeraiah is a PhD candidate at the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine together with Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. His PhD project aims at developing and applying new MR spectroscopic techniques to investigate metabolic abnormalities in the development of hepatic steatosis.
1. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
2. Spectral editing (Indirect 13C) MRS
3. Hepatic lipid metabolism
4. Brain energy metabolism
Professional career history
Pandichelvam Veeraiah received a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in 2009 at Anna University, Chennai, India, with a specialization in Biotechnology. During his bachelor thesis, he gained research experience in the field of Genomics at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India. He then continued his research at CCMB until 2013, at the NMR Microimaging and Spectroscopy laboratory with a fellowship from the Government of India, where he was involved in several research projects to study brain energy metabolism using ex vivo NMR Spectroscopy in various animal models.
In September 2013, he obtained his first international exposure by working as a guest scientist at the Forschungszentrum (FZJ), Juelich, Germany and continued to work as an engineer until April 2016 where he focused on obesity related metabolic research in rat brain using in vivo multinuclear MR spectroscopy. Not only gained research experience, meanwhile (in March 2014) he started his Master of Biomedical Engineering in FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany and successfully received his Master degree (MSc) in June 2016.
In September 2016, he started as a PhD candidate at the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine together with Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University, under supervision of Dr. Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling, Prof. Wildberger and Dr. Lucas Lindeboom. During his PhD, he learned more technical details of MRS and applied newly developed MRS tools in translational metabolic research towards understanding metabolic pathways involved in the development of hepatic steatosis. Currently, Pandi is finalizing his PhD thesis entitled “Metabolic MR spectroscopy in hepatic steatosis”.
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