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Dr. Kavita Sharma

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Dr. Laxman Sawase

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Utsav Dey Sarkar

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Bharat S Choudhary

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Simran Gupta

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in 

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Pooja Thakral

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in 

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Arnab Makhal

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Vartika John

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Harshal Patil

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PhD (2024 - Present)

M.Sc. in Chemistry from Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, India.

B. Sc. Chemistry from Zulal Bhilajirao Patil College, Dhule, India. 

He likes sports, reading, and listening to music.

 

Email: patil.harshal[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Mahima Rana

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Shayandeep Bhaumik

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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]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Pratiksha Mohite

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BS-MS (2020-present)

She is currently working on Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS).

She likes to play volleyball, cricket and table tennis. 

 

Email: mohite.pratiksha[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Sanjay Kumar

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MSc (2023-present)

He is currently working on investigating the role of Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS).

He likes travelling and watching web series. 

 

Email: sanjay.kumar[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Malvika Unni

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BS-MS (2020-present)

She is currently working on prodrug approaches.

She likes to dance and playing badminton.  

 

Email: malvika.unni[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Mufeeda Mohammed Ali

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BS-MS (2020-present)

She is currently working on investigating the role of Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS).

She likes reading books and listening music.

 

 

Email: mufeeda.mohammedali[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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Sam Jeyasanth

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MSc (2023-present)

He is currently working on developing probes for persulfides detection.

He likes to play football, cricket and listen music.

 

 

Email: sam.jeyasanth[a]students.iiserpune.ac.in

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