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Dr. Kavita Sharma


Joint Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Siddesh Kamat's Lab (2022 - Present)

Research Associate with Prof Sridhar Rajaram, JNCASR (Nov 2018 - Dec 2019); PhD (Chemistry) under the guidance of  Prof Harinath Chakrapani, IISER Pune (Degree awarded in May 2016); MSc (Drug Chemistry) Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar (May 2009); BSc (Chemistry) Ahmednagar College (May 2007). Currently working on the design and development of organic persulfide donors. Besides research interests, she enjoys listening to songs, cooking and outings with friend and family. 

Email: kavitas[a]


Dr. Laxman Sawase


Research Associate (2023-present)

Laxman Sawase completed his M.Sc. from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

B.Sc.- S.B.E.S. Science College, Aurangabad. He enrolled in the PhD programme of IISER Pune in 2016. He graduated with a PhD in May 2023. His research project was focused on Synthesis and Evaluation of Enzyme-Activated Nitroxyl (HNO) Donors.

Email: laxman.sawase[a]


Utsav Dey Sarkar


Ph. D. Student (2019 - Present)

M.Sc (2016-2018) Jadavpur University.

B.Sc (2013-2016) University of Calcutta. She is currently working on roles of  RSS ( Reactive sulfur species ) in living systems and Bacterial Antibiotic-resistance. Outside the lab, she is a bibliophile and trekking enthusiast. 

Email: dey.sarkar[a]


Bharat S Choudhary


Ph. D. Student (2019 - Present)

M.Sc. (2016-2018)  Dept. of Chemistry, University of Mumbai. B.Sc. (2013-2016) CKT ACS college, University of Mumbai.  He is currently working on understanding role of Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) in Chemical biology. Outside the lab, he loves playing cricket, cooking, travelling and listening music.

Email: choudhary.bharat[a]


Simran Gupta


PhD (2021 - Present)

M.Sc.- Govt. Institute of Science, Nagpur University, (2017-2019)
B.Sc.- Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur University(2014-2017). She is currently working on Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS). Outside the lab, she is a bibliophile and a dance enthusiast. She likes to play basketball and badminton.

Email: simran.gupta[a] 


Pooja Thakral


PhD (2021 - Present)

M.Sc. (organic chemistry) ,CBLU,Bhiwani

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry, Acharya Narendera Dev College, Delhi University
3 year industrial experience as synthesis Chemist at Integral Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. 

Email: pooja.thakral[a] 


Arnab Makhal


PhD (2022 - Present)

M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, 2019-2021

B. Sc. Chemistry from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata.  2016-2019.

He likes playing football and reading books.


Email: arnab.makhal[a]


Vartika John


PhD (2023 - Present)

M.Sc. in Chemistry from St. John's College, Agra, 2019-2021

B. Sc. Chemistry from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra.  2016-2019.

She likes sports, reading, and listening to music.


Email: vartika.john[a]


Mahima Rana


Int Ph.D. (2021 - Present)

She is currently working on design and development of covalent inhibitors.

She likes dancing and painting.


Email: mahima.rana[a]


Shayandeep Bhaumik


BS-MS (2019-present)

He is currently working on investigating the role of Reactive Nitrogen Species on bacterial survival.

He likes playing football and cricket.


Email: shayandeep.bhaumik[a]

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