About Somasundaram (சோமசுந்தரத்தைப் பற்றிய விபரம்)

Welcome to Thayumanasamy Somasundaram's [aka Soma's] homepage on Mailer! I am the Director of the Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography Facility at the Kasha Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biophysics. I am a 12-month non-tenured faculty at Florida State University with a title of Research Associate. I have been at FSU since 1993. In this website you will find information about my professional work and personal interests.

Professional (சோமசுந்தரம் வேலை விபரம்)

I am responsible for the day to day operation of the X-Ray Facility including teaching graduate students, post-docs, and staff how to collect, process, and interpret macromolecular x-ray diffraction and scattering data. I maintain and upgrade the hardware and software on XRF Instruments and XRF Computers. I also maintain and update the X-Ray Facility & Institute websites. I serve as a safety officer for Kasha Lab and coordinate safety training for members of the Institute with FSU Safety Office.

Personal (சோமசுந்தரம் விருப்பஙகள்)

I am actively involved with the FSU international community through FSU-CGE's program called Global Ambassadors. I am the current President of India Association of Tallahassee, a FL non-profit organization promoting Indian culture and heritage among citizens of Tallahassee. I am one of the co-founders of the Tallahassee Tamil Sangam (டலஹாசி தமிழ் சங்கம்) TTS (old) & TTS (new) that is dedicated to teaching and spreading Tamil language (தமிழ் மொழி) among American-born children of Tamil loving people (தமிழர்கள்). I am the Chairman-Elect of the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT), a cultural organization that aims to unite people from various Asian countries and promote awareness of Asian culture, heritage, and arts throughout the greater Leon county. I was a member of the Complete Count Committee of the just completed Sunshine Census 2010 which was Flordia's 2010 Census.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this site are strictly those of the site author and in no way represent those of Florida State University, the Board of Trustees, nor the State of Florida. The webpage design & contents © 2003-11 Thayumanasamy Somasundaram.