Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study
515 Delaware Street SE, Room 1-136 Moos Tower
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2004
M.P.H., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2000
M.B.B.S., Grant Medical College, 1998
Research and Projects
Dr. Thyagarajan is director of the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics, and a faculty investigator in the Advanced Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ARDL). The MDL processes some 25,000 specimens annually related to inherited and infectious diseases, bone marrow engraftment, and blood and solid tumor malignancies. Thyagarajan and his MDL colleagues are implementing next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) for diagnosing genetic disease.
Selected Recent Publications
Associations of Age, Sex, Race/Ethnicity and Education with 13 Epigenetic Clocks in a Nationally Representative US Sample: The Health and Retirement Study. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A . 2021;76(6):1117-1123. doi:10.1093/gerona/glab016. .
Epigenetic-based age acceleration in a representative sample of older Americans: Associations with aging-related morbidity and mortality. PNAS. 2023;120(9):e2215840120. doi:10.1073/pnas.2215840120. .
Cross sectional association between cytomegalovirus seropositivity, inflammation and cognitive impairment in elderly cancer survivors. Cancer Causes & Control. 2022;33(1):81-90. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-021-01504-3. .
Evaluation of T-cell aging-related immune phenotypes in the context of biological aging and multimorbidity in the Health and Retirement Study. Immunity & Ageing. 2022;19(1):33. doi:10.1186/s12979-022-00290-z.
The role of cohabitation on adaptive and innate immune cell profiles in the Health and Retirement Study. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2022;158:S2. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqac126.002. .