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S. Kiran Koya, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research
Office Address:
Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) Program
Wayne State University
College of Engineering Room 3100
5050 Anthony Wayne Drive
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 240-328-9416
Fax: 313-577-1101

Administrative Assistant: Jamie Carson
Administrative Email: jcarson@med.wayne.edu

SPECIALTY: Research
CLINICAL INTERESTS:

Education

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (2014)
M.S. in Biotechnology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA (2007)
M. Sc. in Microbiology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India (2002)
B. Sc. in Microbiology, Applied Nutrition & Public Health, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India (2000)

Publications

Koya, S. K., Brusatori, M., Yurgelevic, S., Huang, C., Werner, C. W., Kast, R. E., Shanley, J., Sherman, M., Honn, K.V., Maddipati, K.R. and & Auner, G. W. (2020). Accurate identification of breast cancer margins in microenvironments of ex-vivo basal and luminal breast cancer tissues using Raman spectroscopy. Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators, 151, 106475.

Koya, S.K., Brusatori, M., Yurgelevic, S., Huang, C., Diebel, L. N., Auner, G. W., (2019) Rapid detection of Clostridium difficile toxins in stool by Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Surgical Research. 2019; 244, 111-116

Auner GW, Koya SK, Huang C, Broadbent B, Trexler M, Auner Z, Elias A, Mehne KC, Brusatori MA. (2018) Applications of Raman spectroscopy in cancer diagnosis. Cancer and Metastasis Reviews. 2018 Dec 19:1-27.

Koya, S.K., Brusatori, M., Martin, J.V., Yurgelevic, S., Huang, C., Liberati, D.M., Auner, G. W., Diebel, L. N. (2018) Rapid detection of Clostridium difficile toxins in serum by Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018; 232:195-201.

Koya, S.K., and Meller, V.H. (2015), A subset of MSL proteins localizes to autosomal sites and modulates heterochromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males.

Koya, S.K., and Meller, V.H. (2010). roX RNAs and Genome Regulation in Drosophila Melanogaster. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Ebenezer, J., Chacko, S., Kaya, O.N., Koya, S.K., and Ebenezer, D.L. (2010). Effects of Common Knowledge Construction Model Sequence of Lessons on Science Achievement and Relational Conceptual Change. J Res Sci Teach 47, 25-46.

Deng, X., Koya, S. K., Kong, Y. and Meller, V. H. (2009) Coordinated regulation of heterochromatic genes in Drosophila melanogaster males. Genetics 182, 481-491. (Co-first author)

JOURNALS/PUBLICATIONS REVIEWD

Invited reviewer for Genetics Research International (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) Genetics Research International is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research articles and reviews in the area of genetics.

PRESENTATIONS

Koya, S.K., Brusatori, M.A., Scarpace, L., Kalkanis, S.N., Auner, G.W. Improved Raman Spectroscopic Probe for Intra and Interoperative Brain Tumor Delineation. 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; 02/2020; Orlando, FL, Quick Short Presentation. Abstract# ASC20202102

Koya, S.K., Brusatori, M.A., Yurgelevic, S., Huang, C., Diebel, L.N., and Auner, G.W. (2019) Rapid Detection of Clostridium difficile Toxins in Stool by Raman Spectroscopy. Oral Presentation at 14th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Houston, TX. Abstract# ASC20191677

Koya, S.K., Martin, J.V., Yurgelevic, S., Brusatori, M.A., Huang, C., Liberati, D.M., Auner, G.W. and Diebel, L.N., (2018) Rapid Detection of Clostridium difficile Toxins in Serum by Raman Spectroscopy. Poster Presentation at 5th Annual Big Data & Business Analytics Symposium, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Koya, S.K., Perez, A.M., Briggs, D.I., Yurgelevic, S., Liberati, D.M., Brusatori, Kuhn, D.M. and Auner, G.W. (2018) Identification of serum biomarker signature for mild and repetitive mild traumatic brain injury in mice using Raman spectroscopy. Trainee Data Blitz Talk at Brain Strom 2018 Conference, Brain@Wayne, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Koya, S.K., Perez, A.M., Briggs, D.I., Yurgelevic, S., Liberati, D.M., Brusatori, Kuhn, D.M. and Auner, G.W. (2017) Exploration of Serum Biomarker Signature for Mild and Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Invited Seminar, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Koya, S.K., Martin, J.V., Yurgelevic, S., Brusatori, M.A., Huang, C., Liberati, D.M., Auner, G.W. and Diebel, L.N., Rapid Detection of Clostridium difficile Toxins in Serum by Raman Spectroscopy. Quick Short presentation at Academic Surgical Congress 2018, Jacksonville, FL. Abstract# ASC20180886

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2012) Co-ordinate regulation of heterochromatic genes in Drosophila melanogaster males. Poster presentation at the 53rd annual Drosophila research conference, Chicago, IL. Poster 346A

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2011) Global regulation of Chromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males. Poster presentation at the Annual Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition, Detroit, MI

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2010) Global regulation of Chromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males. Poster presentation at the Epigenomics and Cancer retreat, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit.

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2010) Global regulation of Chromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males. An Invited talk presented at Dr. L. Bulliah College, Visakhapatnam, India.

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2010) Global regulation of Chromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males.  Poster presentation at the 51st annual Drosophila research conference, Washington DC. Poster 755B

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2010) Global regulation of Chromatin in Drosophila melanogaster males. Poster presentation at the Annual Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition, Detroit, 2010.

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., Kong, Y., and Meller, V.H. (2008) A novel regulatory mechanism of heterochromatic and 4th chromosomal genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Poster presentation. Dept. of Biological Sciences Retreat, Detroit, MI. 

Koya, S.K., Deng, X., and Meller, V.H. (2008) A novel regulatory mechanism of heterochromatic and 4th chromosomal genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Poster presentation at MSU Summer Symposium on Transcriptional Regulation and Systems Biology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

Teaching