Former Members - Project Assistants/M.Sc. Students

Mary Nirmala Sarkar

M. Sc. Zoology, Annamalai University

B. S. Washington University

Period: January 2016 - December 2020

Aswathi, V. V.

M.Sc. Chemistry, Cochin University of Science And Technology, Cochin

Project: Glutathione Peroxidase Mimetics

Period: M. Sc. Project: Dec 2016 - May 2017; Project Assistant: Jun 2017 - Aug 2020

Damian Lancelot Ludig

Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany

Project: Expanding the Genetic Code with Unnatural Amino Acids

Period: February 2020 - March 2020

Email: damian[at]ludig-online.de

Christian Gusenda

Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany

Project: Expanding the Genetic Code with Unnatural Amino Acids

Period: February 2020 - March 2020

Email: chris.gusenda[at]googlemail.com

Arya Das

M.Sc. Chemistry, Calicut University

Project: Synthesis of Chalcogen Compounds.

Period: January 2020 - March 2020

Email: aryanimmu4[at]gmail.com

Arunima, B. J.

M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum

Project: Synthesis of Enzyme Mimetics

Period: January 2020 - March 2020

Email: arunimabj270[at]gmail.com

Punarbasu Roy

IISc BS-MS Student, 2014 batch

BS/MS Project: Biochemical and Mechanistic Investigations of Nanozymes

Period: August 2017 - June 2019

Current Position: Graduate Student, University of Minnesota, USA​

Anila V. Joseph

M.Sc. Chemistry, M. G. University, Kottayam

Project: Peroxynitrite-mediated deactivation of a model Photodynamic Therapy agent: Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complex.

Period: January 2019 - June 2019

Email: anilajoseph2195[at]gmail.com

Anjitha Sebastian

M.Sc. Chemistry, M. G. University, Kottayam

Project: Pyrene-Appended Mercaptobenzimidazole Construct as a Potential Photosensitizer for Photodynamic Therapy.

Period: January 2019 - June 2019

Email: anjithasebastian1[at]gmail.com

Smitha P. Benny

M.Sc. Chemistry, M. G. University, Kottayam

Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Halogen-Substituted Cyclometallated Iridium Complexes.

Period: January 2019 - June 2019

Email: smithabenny06[at]gmail.com

Ramya, R. T.

IISc BS-MS Student, 2015 batch

B. S. Project: Synthesis of Thyroid Hormone Analogues

Period: August 2018 - April 2019

Email: ramyar[at]iisc.ac.in

Current Position: BS-MS student, IISc, Bangalore

Chithra R Nair

​M.Sc. Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, M G University, Kottayam

Project: Glutathione Peroxidase Mimetics and Development of Fluorescent Probes

Period: M. Sc. Project: Feb - July 2017; Project Assistant: Sep. 2017 - Nov. 2018

Current Position: Ph.D. student, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum

NaveenKumar S K

Department of Biochemistry, University of Mysore

Project: Heme-induced Platelet activation and aggregation

Period: June 2016 - September 2018

Email:naveenbc91[at]gmail.com

Current Position: Research Associate, Dept. of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, IISc

Aiswarya Poulose

M.Sc. Chemistry, M. G. University, Kottayam

Project: Copper Complexes as Anticancer Agents

Period: January 2018 - June 2018

Email: itsmeaishu15[at]gmail.com

Krishnendu, T. P.

M.Sc. Chemistry, M. G. University, Kottayam

Project: Photophysical Properties of Copper Nanoclusters

Period: January 2018 - June 2018

Email: krishnenduprakash95[at]gmail.com

Gayathri, K.

M.Sc. Chemistry, Cochin University of Science And Technology, Cochin

Project: Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids and Peptides

Period: December 2017 - May 2018

Email: gayathriknair96[at]gmail.com

Nishitha Gopalakrishnan

M.Sc. Chemistry, Cochin University of Science And Technology, Cochin

Project: Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis

Period: December 2017 - May 2018

Email: nishitha1237[at]gmail.com

Dhrubajyoti Roy

B.S., Chemical Sciences, Gauhati University, Guwahati

Project: Solid-phase Synthesis of Amyloid-β peptides

Period: January 2017 - June 2017

Email: ddhrubajyoti3[at]gmail.com

Vivek, J. N.

M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Mysore University, Mysore

Project: Endothelial Dysfunction

Period: October 2016 - July 2017

Current Position: Ph.D. student, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, IISc

Silpa Mary Thomas

M.Sc. Chem., M.G. University, Kottayam

Project: Fluorescence Probes for Biomolecules

Period: January - June 2016

Current Position: Junior Research Fellow, JNCASR, Bangalore

Tandrila Das

IISc BS-MS Student, 2012 batch

BS/MS Project: Biochemical Applications of Nanozymes

Period: June 2014 - July 2016

Current Position: Graduate Student, The Rockefeller University, USA

Megha Narayanan

M.Sc. Chem., M.G. University, Kottayam

Project: Fluorescence Probes for Biomolecules

Period: January - June 2015

Current Position: M. Sc. Student, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Divya, K.

M.Sc. Biotech., VIT University

Project: Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B Mutants

Period: January - July 2015

Current Position: M. Sc. Student, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore

Shijin, N. V.

M. Sc. CUSAT, Cochin

Project: Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B Mutants

Period: December 2013 - May 2014

Current Position: M. Sc. Student, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin

Prasath, U. P.

M. Tech., Anna University, Chennai

Project: Nanomaterials for Biological Applications

Period: August 2012 - October 2013

Current Position: PhD, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Anna Miriam John

M. Tech., Biotech., VIT University

Project: Incorporation of Selenocysteine into Proteins

Period: July 2012 - September 2013

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Science, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

K. Kanakaraju

INSPIRE Fellow, Int. M.Sc. Pondicherry University

Project: Biomimetic Deiodination

Period: May - July 2011, 2012 and 2013

Current Position: M. Sc. Student, Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University

Satya Narayan Guin

M. Sc. Kalyani University, Kolkata

Project: Antithyroid Drugs and their Analogues

Period: August 2011 - July 2012

Current Position: Humboldt Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany

K. Satheeshkumar

M. Sc. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Project: Glutathione Peroxidase Mimetics

Period: September 2008 - June 2011

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

S. Jayavelu

M. Sc. Biochemistry, S.I.V.E.T College, Chennai

Project: Antioxidant Activity of Selenium Compounds

Period: January 2010 - February 2011

Current Position: Scientific Assistant at Proteomics Facility, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai

Y. Sree Sandhya

M. Sc. Chem., VIT University

Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Thiones and Selones

Period: May 2009 - July 2009; December 2009 - May 2010

Kirthana, M. V.

M.Tech. Pharm. Chem., VIT University

Project: Mechanism of Peroxidase-Mediated Reactions

Period: September 2008 - May 2009

Current Position: Senior Research Fellow, Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore

K. Satish

M. Sc. Biotech., Bharathidasan University, Trichy

Project: Synthesis and Biological Activity of Organoselenium compounds

Period: January 2008 - May 2008

Jayaram, P. N.

M. Sc. Chem., CUSAT, Cochin

Project: Antioxidant Activity of Antithyroid Drugs

Period: June 2006 - July 2006; January 2007 - May 2007 and September 2007 - August 2008

Debasis Das

Int. Ph.D. IISc Bangalore

Project: Antithyroid Drugs and their Analogues

Period: August 2005 - July 2008

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore