About Fellow

University of Cincinnati, USA

University of Cincinnati, USA
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore

Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore

I want to be an independent researcher in the interdisciplinary area of chemistry, physics, and biology. I was always interested in Organic chemistry and had a fascination for synthetic macromolecules, and this motivated me towards designing carbohydrate-based polymers and glycoclusters for application in DNA delivery as part of my Ph.D. dissertation in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, USA. In my dissertation, I employed various synthetic methods and analyzed the products using analytical tools such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, and Mass spectrometry (MS). Having acquired research experience in organic chemistry, I wanted to integrate my knowledge in chemistry with biology. My interests in large macromolecules motivated me to work in the combined areas of molecular biology, protein chemistry, and enzyme kinetics to understand Rieske Oxygenase enzymes. Therefore, I started working as a Visiting fellow in Prof. Ramaswamy’s lab at InStem, Bangalore. His lab researches on structure-functional relationship of proteins and employs molecular biology techniques for protein expression and X-ray crystallography for their structural analysis. T Here, my research involves molecular biology, protein chemistry, and enzyme kinetics to understand these enzymes. This interdisciplinary research builds on my strength in chemistry, and gives me opportunity to learn and apply concepts from molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.