Group Members

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India, 2015-Present

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India, 2010-2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, India, 2005-2010
Research Scientist, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2003 - 2005.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 2000 - 2003.
Ph. D., Theoretical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1996-2000.
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Venkat Reddy Chirasani
Ph.D. Scholar
M.Tech. (Bioinformatics)., University of Hyderabad, AP .
Research Topic: Exploring the lipid transfer mechanism by CETP between HDL and LDL using all-atom and coarse-grained simulations.
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Akhil Pratap Singh
Ph.D. Scholar
M.Sc. (Chemistry)., Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Formerly Agra University), Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
Research Topic: A comprehensive study of biocompatible ionic liquids for improved stability of biomolecules.
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Md. Homaidur Rahman
Ph.D. Scholar
M.Tech. (Biotechnology)., NIT Rourkela, Odhisa.
Research Topic: Molecular mechanism of protein re-naturation in Ionic liquids: A Molecular Dynamics study.
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Mohd. Ahsan
Ph.D. Scholar
M. Pharma. (Pharmaceutical chemistry), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
Research Topic:Designing and synthesis of irreversible HIV protease inhibitors.
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Suchetana Gupta
Ph.D. Scholar
M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Research Topic:Molecular dynamics study of HIV-1 Protease and to identify potential drug targets.
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Prasanna D R
Ph.D. Scholar (QIP)
M.Tech (Bioinformatics), SASTRA University, Thanjavur, TN.
Research Topic:Comparative analysis on structural and functional properties of lipid carrying proteins using MD simulations.
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Chinmai P
Ph.D. Scholar
M.S. (Pharm) (Pharmacoinformatics), NIPER, Hajipur, Bihar
Research Topic:Inhibitor design against mechanistic target of rapamycin.
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PhD Scholar
M.Tech Biotechnology –SRM University
Research Topic:Long term stability of DNA and proteins in novel ionic liquids
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Sneha Dixit
MS Scholar, Sinhgad College of Engineering ,Pune
Research Topic: Study of lipid transfer mechanism of CETP using all-atomistic and coarse-grain simulation approach.
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Soumik Bardhan
SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellow
Ph.D. University of North Bengal, Darjeeling (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata)
Research Topic:Enhanced stability and extraction of protein in ionic liquid/water binary mixture by nanoconfinement
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Padma Sridevi J
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph. D. (Pharmacy), Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences – Pilani (BITS), Hyderabad.
Research Topic:Mutagenesis Studies of Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein - An Intriguing Potential Target for Hypercholesterolemia.
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Sangeetha B
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. (Bioinformatics), Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
Research Topic:Molecular dynamics simulations of viral proteins and nucleic acids.
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Manju Kumari
PDF (Computational Biology), Masaryk University, Czech Republic, Ph. D. (Computational biology), IIT Bombay
Research Topic:Role of Glycosylation in Prion Proteins.
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Shankha Banerjee
Project Associate
M. Sc. (Chemistry), IIT Madras
Research Topic:Synthesis, characterization and biological assay of active pharmaceutical Ingredient-based ionic-liquids.
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