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J Venkatesh Pratap, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, Molecular and Structural Biology

The group works on the structural and functional characterization of proteins from pathogens, focusing on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) using structural biology complemented with biochemical and computational approaches. NTDs comprise various parasitic and bacterial infections that prevail in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world affecting ~ a billion people. Specific interests of the group includes the L. donovani polyamine biosynthesis & purine salvage pathways, V. cholerae transcription machinery & mechanistic aspects of coiled coils & other helical assembly. The group also collaborates with other groups in characterizing of proteins of their interests.

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