Undergraduate education

Washington University in St. Louis, BA, 1983

Years in MSTP



Biochemistry, 1990


Muttaiya Sundaralingam, PhD

Thesis title

Molecular structure of the Oligodeoxynucleotide, d (gt GTACAC) into crystal forms-effects of sequence, sperming-binding and crystal environment. X-ray crystallographic studies on the Dodecamer d (GCGTACGTACGC)


Internal medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center-San Antonio, 1995-1998

Current position

Allergist and founder, Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinic, Camas, Washington

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PhD publications

Bingman C, Jain S, Zon G, Sundaralingam M. Crystal and molecular structure of the alternating dodecamer d(GCGTACGTACGC) in the A-DNA form: comparison with the isomorphous non-alternating dodecamer d(CCGTACGTACGG). Nucleic Acids Res. 1992 Dec 25;20(24):6637-47. PMID: 1480485; PMCID: PMC334581.

Jain S, Zon G, Sundaralingam M. Hexagonal crystal structure of the A-DNA octamer d(GTGTACAC) and its comparison with the tetragonal structure: correlated variations in helical parameters. Biochemistry. 1991 Apr 9;30(14):3567-76. PMID: 2012814.

Jain S, Sundaralingam M. Effect of crystal packing environment on conformation of the DNA duplex. Molecular structure of the A-DNA octamer d(G-T-G-T-A-C-A-C) in two crystal forms. J Biol Chem. 1989 Aug 5;264(22):12780-4. PMID: 2753886.

Jain S, Zon G, Sundaralingam M. Base only binding of spermine in the deep groove of the A-DNA octamer d(GTGTACAC). Biochemistry. 1989 Mar 21;28(6):2360-4. PMID: 2730868.

Jain S, Zon G, Sundaralingam M. The potentially Z-DNA-forming sequence d(GTGTACAC) crystallizes as A-DNA. J Mol Biol. 1987 Sep 5;197(1):141-5. PMID: 3681991.