Ramasamy Paulmurugan is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA. He finished his masters in biomedical genetics from University of Madras, Chennai, India in 1991. In 1997 he earned his Ph.D degree in Molecular Virology from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (under University of Madras, Chennai, India). After serving as scientist for four years in Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, India, he joined University of California at Los Angeles as visiting scientist in 2001. In 2003 he joined Stanford University as senior research scientist to work under Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University. Since 2009 he is an academic faculty in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. Currently his lab is working on developing in vivo molecular imaging assays to noninvasively monitor different epigenetic process in live animals. His lab is also working on developing novel molecularly targeted therapies (microRNA and gene therapy) for various cancers, such as breast, hepatocellular carcinoma and glioma.