Aravindhan Ganesan

Aravindhan Ganesan

School of Pharmacy, Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Ganesan is passionate about computational molecular biosciences and drug discovery. His research team focuses on (i) understanding the nature and biophysical processes behind molecular recognition in biological systems; (ii) small molecule therapeutics design for neurodegeneration, cancers, and COVID-19, and (iii) development of new computational tools for in silico structural biology. His research programs on Pharmacology of cannabinoid receptors, hnRNPA1 protein aggregation in multiple sclerosis, and computational drug discovery are supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada- Discovery Grant, New Frontiers in Research Fund-Exploration Grant, and Canada First Research Excellence Fund- Transformative Quantum Technologies (CFREF-TQT)-UWaterloo funds, respectively. Dr. Ganesan has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers, submitted a patent application, and made several presentations at international conferences.


Research Interests

  • Computational molecular biosciences and drug discovery
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Development of new computational tools for structural biology analyses
  • Therapeutics design for cancers and neurodegeneration
  • Molecular Therapeutics and Theranostics
  • Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery
  • Bioinformatics, Systematics and Evolution

Application Areas

  • Cancer 
  • Diabetes
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Virtual Reality
  • Computational Biology

Technology Areas

  • Computational Modelling
  • Drug Development
  • Therapeutics

Discipline Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics