Current position

Group Leader, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. (A part of the United Nations system)

 

Personal Data

Born May 24, 1975, in Patna, India. Indian citizen. Married.

 

Education and Positions held

2016  Group LeaderInternational Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.

2008-2015   Staff Research Scientist (PI), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.

2004-2008  Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. Kurt Wüthrich). 

2003-2004  Visiting Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India (Prof. Ramakrishna V. Hosur).

1998-2003  Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry). Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India: (Prof. Ramakrishna V. Hosur).

1996-1998  M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Department of Biotechnology, Goa University, Goa, India.

1993-1996  B.Sc (H) in Chemistry (Hons.), Physics and Mathematics, Science College, Patna University, Patna, India. 2nd Rank.

1991-1993  I.Sc in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Science College, Patna University, Patna, India.

1981-1991  St. Xavier's High School, Patna, India.

Professional recognitions

2017  Prof. S. Subramaniam's 60th Birthday Lecture Award from National Magnetic Resonance Society (NMRS), India

2012  Prof. Uma Kant Sinha memorial award from Indian Science Congress, India.

2009  Young scientist platinum jubilee award from National Academy of Sciences, India.

2009  Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, India.

2006  Significant achievement award from St. Xavier Alumni Association (SXAA), Patna.

Publications & Structures

64 (58 in peer reviewed international journals, 1 national journal, 3 reviews and 2 book chapters). Citations : http://goo.gl/al1y7

21 structures in Protein Data Bank (PDB)

 

Research supervision

Completed Ph.D. : 5 Currently working: 5

Academic activities

Student awards

2004 TIFR-TAA-Zita Lobo Memorial Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Biological and Chemical Sciences.

2004 Honorable Mention for International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Award for Young Chemist.

2002 Department of Science and Technology (DST) Award, Government of India to represent India at the 52ndmeeting of Nobel laureates with students at Lindau, Germany and visit to premier German research institutions.

2002 TIFR Alumni Association Scholarship for career development supported by TIFR endowment fund.

2001 Best poster award at College on Biophysics: From Molecular Genetics to Structural Biology At the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy,

1999 Young scientist fellowship from National Magnetic Resonance Society of India.

1998 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 98 (All India Rank: 85).

1998 Fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.

1997 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-University Grant Commission (UGC) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)-National Eligibility Test (NET) in Life Science.

1996 Merit scholarship from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

1991 Merit scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of Bihar, India.