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Ph. D. Students
Dr. T Anand Kumar
Ph. D. (2016-2023)
Anand Kumar completed his M. S. (Pharm) Medicinal Chemistry (2012-2014) from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Hyderabad (NIPER), B. Pharm (2007-2011) Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He enrolled in the PhD programme of IISER Pune in 2016. He graduated with a PhD in April 2023. His research project was focused on Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Bioreductively Activated Fluoroquinolone Prodrugs.
Postdoctoral Researcher, John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
Dr. Pooja Kumari
Ph. D. (2015-2022)
Pooja Kumari completed B.S M.S degree from IISER Bhopal. She enrolled in the PhD programme of IISER Pune in 2015. She graduated with a PhD in May 2022. Her research project was focused on DEVELOPMENT OF IODONIUM-BASED GRAM-NEGATIVE ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS AND TARGET IDENTIFICATION USING A CHEMOPROTEOMICS APPROACH.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Xiulei Mo Lab, Emory University, USA.
Dr. Prerona Bora
Ph. D. (2016-2022)
Prerona Bora completed B.Sc. in Chemistry from Hindu College, University of Delhi. She enrolled in the PhD programme of IISER Pune in August 2016. She graduated with a PhD in January 2022. Her research project was focused on Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Stimuli-responsive small molecule persulfidating agents
Postdoctoral Researcher, Luke Wiseman Lab, Scripps Research Institute., USA.
Dr. Amogh Kulkarni
Integrated Ph. D. (2012-2020)
Amogh Kulkarni completed B.Sc. in Chemistry from DES Fergusson College, Pune. He enrolled in the Integrated PhD programme of IISER Pune in August 2012. He graduated with a PhD in January 2020. His research project was focused on Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Thiol-reactive small molecule probes for profiling the proteome of pathogenic bacteria.
He did his Postdoc in EPFL, Switzerland with Prof. Yimon Aye.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Prof. Milton Group, University De Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Preeti Chauhan
Ph. D. (2014-2019)
BSc (2009-2012) & MSc (2012-2014) Hindu College, University of Delhi; PhD (2014-2019) IISER Pune; worked on targeting and tuning the release of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).
Postdoctoral Researcher, Prof. Vishal Rai Group, IISER Bhopal, India.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma
Ph. D. (2014-2019)
Ajay Kumar Sharma obtained B.Sc. degree from Kota University, Rajasthan, India and M.Sc Chemistry from Central university of Rajasthan, India. He Completed his Ph.D from IISER Pune, India during 2014-2019. During Ph.D., he worked on the generation of the reactive species using light as a stimulus.
Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA. He is working on alteration of immunogenic responses to target and image cancer tissues.
Dr. Ravikumar Govindan
Ph. D. (2013-2019)
Ravikumar received his Bachelor’s and Master´s degree in Chemistry from Government Arts College, Salem (2007-10) and Madurai Kamaraj University (2010-12), respectively. Then he worked short term at SRF Private Limited, India, on the synthesis of aliphatic fluorochemicals. Then he moved to IISER Pune to pursue his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Harinath Chakrapani (2013-19) with CSIR fellowship, where he worked on the development of small organic molecules for controlled generation and monitoring of short-lived biological species such as reactive nitrogen (NO), oxygen (ROS) and sulfur (H2S, SO2) species. In June 2019, he joined the GBernardes group at iMM as a Postdoctoral Researcher with FCT fellowship.
Dr. Ravikumar Govindan is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher in the GBernardes group (https://gbernardeslab.com) at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM) Lisboa (Apr 2020-present).
Dr. Kundansingh Pardeshi
Ph. D. (2011-2018)
Kundansingh has completed his Bachelors (2005–2008) and Masters (2008–2010) in Chemistry from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He obtained his PhD in Medicinal chemistry at IISER Pune (2011-2018). His research work was focused on design, synthesis and evaluation of bioactivable organic donors of Sulfur dioxide (SO2).
Pursuing postdoctoral fellow, Niren Murthy's Lab, University of California Berkeley, USA.
Dr. Kavita Sharma
Ph. D. (2010-2016)
Research Associate (Feb’2020-) in the HC lab. Completed post graduation in Drug Chemistry from Ahmednagar college, Ahmednagar (2009). Joined IISER pune for doctoral research (2010) and worked on synthesis and evaluation of bioactivable nitric oxide donors. PhD degree was awarded in May 2016. Worked in JNCASR, Bengaluru (Nov’2018-Dec’2019) as research associate and was involved in synthesis of structural variants of a neuroprotective agent.
Currently postdoctoral fellow, Siddhesh Kamat's Lab, IISER Pune, India.
Dr. Vinayak Khodade
Ph. D. (2010-2016)
Vinayak obtained Ph.D. in the field of chemistry and biology of reactive species at IISER Pune in October 2016.
He has joined the Toscano Group at Johns Hopkins University as a postdoctoral fellow, where he is studying the fundamental chemistry and biology of signaling molecules including nitroxyl (HNO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and related species.
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BS MS Students
BS MS, 2015
PhD, University of Georgia, Wheeler group (2017-2019). PhD, Texas A&M University, Wheeler group (2015-2017). BSMS, IISER-Pune (2010-2015).
Post doctoral fellow, Vetticatt and Hirschi groups, Binghamton University (2020-Present).
BS MS, 2016
Completed BS-MS Dual Degree course from IISER-Pune, in 2016. Research project invoves the design of bi-phenyl molecules to release H2S in-situ.
Graduate student at Univeristy of PIttsburgh, USA, with Dr. Kabirul Islam
BS MS, 2018
Presenty working as lab facilities manager at Atal incubation center at iiser (AIC IISER Pune SEED Foundation). He has completed BS-MS dual degree from IISER Pune in 2018. His MS research project involved 'synthesis of green light activated BODIPY based hydrogen sulfide donors'.
BS MS, 2018
Completed BS-MS dual degree from IISER Pune in 2018, MS thesis is entitled "Oxidative Stress Triggered Tunable Hydrogen Sulfide Donors".
Completed Ph.D. from Virginia tech, USA with Dr. Webster Santos Lab.
Job: Senior Research Scientist at Curia in USA.
BS MS, 2019
Mrutyunjay completed BS-MS Dual Degree Course from IISER - Pune, in 2019. His research project involved the mechanistic investigation of enzymatic production of hydrogen sulfide in bacteria.
Graduate student at The Pennsylvania State University, USA, with Prof. J. Martin Bollinger Jr. and Prof. Carsten Krebs
Amal S Kumar
BS MS, 2020
Completed BS-MS Dual Degree Course from IISER Pune in 2020. His research project involved generation of new persufide donors.
Current position:- Graduate student at University of Basel, Switzerland in Prof. Marcel Mayor lab.
BS MS, 2021
Complete BS-MS Dual Degree Course from IISER Pune in 2020. His research project involved generation of new HNO donors.
Current position:- Graduate student at University of Texas, Arlington, USA.
BS MS, 2021
Completed BS-MS Dual Degree Course from IISER Pune in 2021. Her research project involved generation of new persufide donors.
Current position:- Graduate student at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich in Dr. David Konrald's lab.
I-PhD MS project Student (Jan-Apr, 2020)
B.Sc (2015-2018) S.A Jaipuria College,University Of Calcutta.
Current Position: PhD student in Hao Xu Lab, Brandeis University, USA.
BS MS, 2019
Sankar has completed his M.Sc Chemistry from Madurai Vivekananda college, Tamil Nadu, India. He has industrial work experience in Sai life sciences ltd (2015 to 2017) Pune India.
He is pursuing Ph.D at faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland, under the supervision of
Prof. Már Másson (June-2017 to present). He was project assistant in HC lab (2012-2015) in IISER Pune.
Komal Labade (Project student for 6 months)
Dr. Viraj Gala (Post doc for 1 year)
Dr. Ritu Mamgain (Post doc for 1 year)
Abhishek kumar (BSMS for more than 1 year)
Anjana Sathyan (BSMS for around 6 months)
Mb Harsha (BSMS for more than 1 year)
Bandana Kumari (i-PhD)
Farhan Amin (I-PhD for more than 1 year)