Prof. Ramaswamy is Dean at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore.
After being a post-doc at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and being a researcher till 1999, he joined the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine as an Assistant professor on Jan 2000. Although a primary faculty member of the biochemistry department, he had adjunct affiliations in chemical, biochemical engineering, physiology and biophysics department as well.
He was also the director of protein crystallography facility. He eventually became the Assistant Dean for Scientific Affairs and director of core research facilities at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa until he accepted a position as Senior Professor and Dean of inStem, the Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine in Bangalore, India. Rams saw potential and scope for future developmental prospects in terms of raising the standards of resource commitment and quality of research in India on a global scale.
With the financial support of DBT, Ramaswamy set up Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms in 2009. This center was established to translate research and develop tools which can be used by the researchers and innovators from the industry and institutions affiliated under public domain.