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Work experience

Sep 2009Apr 2011

Associate Editor

Trimed Media Group
  • Write and edit daily online clinical news stories from journal articles for Molecular Imaging ,Oncology Imaging, Cardiovascular business and Health Imaging websites
  • Worked with physicians to write scientific content for Siemens Molecular Imaging customer magazine and TriMed Media’s print magazines- Molecular Imaging Insight, Cardiovascular business, Health Imaging &IT and CMIO
  • Generate online content and write editorials for preclinical imaging, molecular imaging, breast imaging, and women’s imaging portals
  • Edit and proofread online weekly newsletters in Molecular Imaging and Oncology Imaging
Aug 2007Dec 2008

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Research work focused on inflammation and wound healing in inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Oral and poster presentations at department meetings and conferences.
  • Trained and managed an undergraduate student.


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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Aug 2007- Dec 2008

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Gastroenterology

Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India, Aug 2002- Aug 2006

Doctor of Philosophy, Biotechnology

Department of applied botany, University of Mysore, Mysore, India, Aug 2000- June 2002

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, India, Aug 1996- May 2000

Bachelor of Science Education (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Education)


  • Medical writer and editor with experience in web and print media
  • Experience in writing manuscripts, web features, newsletters, slides, abstracts and posters
  • Areas of expertise include oncology, inflammation, neurology, cardiology and infectious diseases
  • Ability to research and synthesize complex scientific and clinical literature to write content for a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and in a team to meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment

Representative Writing Samples

Clinical Features

·Imaging for Individualized Treatments: Patient Benefits in Oncology, Neurology & Cardiology

·Beyond PSA: Prostate Cancer Biomarkers

·PET/CT Imaging: Changing Lymphoma Patient Management

·Movement Disorders: FDOPA PET Guiding Therapy Selection, Moving in to Monitor Drug Therapy

·Perspective: Imaging’s Expanding Role in Stem Cell Therapy

·State of the Heart: PET/CT Imaging

·SPECT/CT: Defining a Niche in Infection Imaging

·Honing in on Lung Cancer

·The dawn of molecular MR: simultaneous PET and MR imaging unlocks disease

Clinical News

·AJR: True whole-body PET/CT changes management in cancer patients

·Study: Nanodrug may enable image-guided breast cancer therapy

·Case study: First PIB PET Alzheimer’s patient shows molecular changes

·JNMT: SPECT images useful for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

·Study: PET/CT quantifies joint inflammation


·Early detection--key to survival

·Preclinical molecular imaging provides answers

·Emerging molecular screening for breast cancer

Research Publications

·Puthenedam M, Wu F, and Shetye A, Michaels A, Rhee KJ, Kwon JH. Matrilysin-1 (MMP7) cleaves galectin-3 and inhibits wound healing in intestinal epithelial cells. Inflamm Bowel Dis., 17(1):260-7, Jan 2011.

·Puthenedam M, Williams PH, Lakshmi BS, Balakrishnan A. Modulation of tight junction barrier function by outermembrane proteins of Enteropathogenic Escherichia. coli: role of F- actin and junctional adhesion molecule-1. Cell Biol Int., 31(8):836-44, Aug 2007.

·Malladi V, Puthenedam M*, Williams PH, Balakrishnan A. Enteropathogenic Escherichia. coli outer membrane proteins induce iNOS by activation of NF-kB and MAP kinases. Inflammation, 28(6):345-53, Dec 2004. (* Co-first author)