I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, Karnataka. I have completed my masters in IIT Delhi and received Ph.D in Chemistry from Texas A&M University, USA. I did my post-doctoral research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.My research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology. I am interested in studying novel chemical (enzymatic) transformations involved in the biosynthesis of bioactive ribosomal and non-ribosomal natural products using techniques and principles from organic chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology and structural biology.
I am also interested in investigating several interesting post-translational modifications of peptides and proteins which are implicated in various diseases. My long term goal is to create novel antibiotic variants using combinatorial biosynthesis, pathway engineering, and synthetic biology to fight antibiotic resistance. .
Research Positions at IIT Dharwad
We have a full time Ph.D. programme. Applications are called twice a year. For more information please refer here.If you are interested in working with me, you may send your CV after applying.