I finished my Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral work in Department of Biophysics, AIIMS in 2002. Subsequently, I have been associated with the B.E. Biotechnology Program since the very early stages. During the early years, I was involved with the approval of course and development of basic infrastructure of the Divisional labs. Currently, I am developing a Computational and Structural Biology Lab. for research and teaching. I have been awarded the Innocentive solver award for Identification of top five therapeutic targets for treatment of obesity (https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/bio?userName=ecc999).
My research interests lie in the application of Computational and Structural Biology tools for gaining insights into Cardiovascular Disease and Bacterial Stress response with a long term focus on Drug target selection, Drug design and Repurposing. Our work has also featured as Invited commentary on International Atherosclerosis Society Website (www.athero.org).
5. Cardiovascular Disease and Bacterial Stress response:
Molecular mechanisms of disease, Target selection;
Drug Repurposing and design.
Peer reviewed publications/book chapters
1. “Network based insights into biological systems” in Interdisciplinary Conference on the Science and Applications of Networks held at Shiv Nadar University from March 20-22, 2015.
2. “Genomics in Drug Design” in DBT and ICMR sponsored Laboratory course on Application of genomic technologies in malaria research 23rd Nov., 2012 at National Institute for Malaria Research.
3. “Docking” Lecture and hands-on session in Summer School on Bioinformatics on 7th June, 2013 at Department of Biophysics, University of Delhi South Campus.
4. “Structure and Evolution of the MazF family toxin Antitoxin Systems” in International conference on Recent advances in Structural Biology and Drug discovery, 11th Oct., 2014 at IIT, Roorkee.
5. “N-Dimensional Phylogenetic Analysis: Integrating Structure, Function and Interactions with Evolution” at the first National Symposium on Biotechnology on 30th Oct., 2010 at Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.