I am hard-working, ambitious, self-motivated, creative, innovative and application oriented researcher with a strong inclination to the world of R&D in Biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. After Master of Science in Bioinformatics from the second oldest Indian Agricultural and Technology University, I joined Osaka University (2013), Japan through Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) with all India Rank-1 to pursue PhD (3rd year). I am focusing on design and development of novel short-sized non-specific (< 20 residues) peptides against pathogenic microorganisms, parasites and tumor cells. I am well experienced in the field of molecular dynamics simulation (supercomputing) for both soluble and membrane proteins (Sensory rhodopsin, TLRs, NLRs, anticancer peptides etc.), and have sound knowledge in programming. Well trained in experimental techniques that includes NMR, ITC analysis (peptide & liposome LUV/SUV interaction), CD, Fluorescence and quenching s, microbiology techniques (bacterial/parasite assays), etc. Prior to my PhD and post to my MSc, I have more than 2.5 years research experience (innate immunity). I have published 30 papers (8 as first author) in peer-reviewed and impact factor international journals in Springer, Elsevier, RSC, Wiley, Bentham Science, Hindawi, PLOS, and Oxford University Press. I am a member of BSSJ and PSSJ (Japan), ISC (India), and IPS (Singapore).
Specializations: Bioinformatics, Molecular Dynamics Simulation (membrane proteins), NMR, Protein Structure Biology, Pharmacological/biochemical characterization of small peptides/molecules, Binding Free Energy (Isothermal Titration Calorimetry/MM-PBSA), Drug Designing and Discovery, UNIX shell-scripting, Perl and TCL/TK.
Research Interest: Medical/Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biology, Peptide research, and Drug-discovery.