Research Interests

Our research interests fall under the general concept of understanding the structural basis for biochemical function, specificity and recognition of proteins. In addition, we explore novel molecular entities which folds into unprecedented structures and these projects by their nature are collaborative and collegial. Therefore, in our laboratory we use variety of techniques, including high-resolution NMR analysis of molecular structures, Circular Dichroism (CD), SPR, recombinant protein expression, biochemical assays, protein-ligand interactions, organic synthesis involving peptides, peptidomimics etc.

Education & Awards:

Ph.D. (Chemistry) Osmania University (2004) (Work carried out at IICT, Hyderabad) Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston, TX, U.S.A., 2004-2007 Pharmacoinformatics Fellow, Gulf Coast region, Texas, U.S.A. (2005) Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, U.S.A. 2007-2009. Long term visitor CERM, Florence, Italy (2002)

Research Grants:

EMPOWER research grant by CSIR, New Delhi. (2010), PI DST-SERB Project No. NO. SR/S1/OC-53B/2010, Co-PI (Completed, 2011-2014) DST-SERB Project No. SB/S1/OC-44B/2014, Co-PI. (Ongoing 2015-2018) CSIR-NWP projects BSC-0113 & BSC-0120, Member. (Ongoing 2012-2018)