Vignesh Narayan H., Integrated PhD
B.Sc. Biotechnology, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Kollam.
My interest lies in deciphering the cell signaling systems of pathogens. Currently, my focus is on dissecting the mechanisms of signal transduction of M. tuberculosis two component systems and their role in microbial physiology and infection. I am also particularly interested in synthetic biology and re-wiring of signaling systems. I use standard biophysical and imaging tools to answer genetic and molecular biological questions regarding TCSs.
Meisam Bagheri, International Ph.D. Student
Gaurav Sankhe, PhD student
(Jointly supervised by Prof. Narendra M. Dixit)
M.Sc., Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
B.Sc., Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
My research interest lies in deciphering the attributes of the two-component signaling (TCS) network of Mycobacterium tuberculosis enabling the design of stage-specific strategies of intervention. Powered by in-vitro experiments and subsequently backed up by mathematical modeling, the work will be reinforced by in-vivo experiments elucidating the physiological significance of the features of the TCS signaling network.
Sheryl Fernandes, PhD student
Amritanjali Kiran, Integrated PhD student
My research interest lies in studying the dynamics of GPCR signalling. I am Using standard imaging tools and biochemical tools to address the questions regarding the mechanism of GPCR dynamics.
Email id : amritanjali.kiran[AT]gmail.com
Kavya Gupta, PhD student
Email id : kavya[AT]mrdg.iisc.ernet.in
Uchenna U. Waturuocha, Research Fellow
M.Sc., Genetics, University of Mysore, Mysore
B.Sc., Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, University of Mysore, Mysore.
The questions I address majorly deal with the course of infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in order to better understand its impact on the host system. Studying the trafficking events involved and drawing an index of virulence based on them, furthermore probing in to the micro environment that houses this pathogen in order to find its role in the persistence of infection that is prevalent phenotype that is seen.
Reshma V R, PhD student
Email id : reshmavr[AT]be.iisc.ernet.in
Renu Gopinathan, Research Fellow
Krishna Singh, Research Fellow
Lakshmi Vasudevan, Research Fellow
Shreyas Madiwale, Research Fellow
Bajaya Haobam, Post-doc
Sumana Das, Post-doc
Chandrashekhar, Lab assistant
-- Comes at his own sweet time.
- No autoclaving on Saturdays.
- Spiritual personality : Apparently doing a research on temples at Shabimala and Tirupathi!
- Could be contesting the next BBMP elections for his ward.