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, Insitute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, 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.

 

Awards and recognitions

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.

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 52nd meeting 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.

 

Publications & Structures

52 (46 in peer reviewed international journals, 1 national journal, 3 reviews and 2 book chapters). Citations : http://goo.gl/al1y7 

16 structures in Protein Data Bank (PDB) 

 

Research supervision

Completed Ph.D. : 4  Currently working: 4

 

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