Profile

M. Sc Chemistry (School of Chemical Sciences, M.G University, Kottayam, Kerala)

DAAD fellowship-2006

Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry (University of Konstanz, Germany, 2007)

NIH postdoctoral fellow (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA-2007-2010)

Life Member- Biological Chemist’s India

Life Member-Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)

Member- Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK

Reviewer-RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry-UK, ChemistrySelect, Wiley Publishers

Research Guide- M G University.

Coordination committee member- ‘Marine Extracts and Genetic Resources of Bio-active Molecules’, Department of Marine Biology-CUSAT, Kochi.

Visiting faculty-M.Tech Marine Biotechnology, NCAAH, CUSAT, Kochi.

UGC Travel grant for paper presentation American Chemical Society National Meeting 2019, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Kairali Research Award for the Best Researcher, State Govt of Kerala-2021 (citation with Rs. 1 Lakh Cash Prize and 24 Lakhs for Research Project).

SERB Travel grant  for paper presentation American Chemical Society National Meeting Spring 2024, March 17-21, New Orleans, USA.

Visiting Scientist (July 2024 onwards) at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel with Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry-2009)

Funded Projects

  • ‘Novel amphiphilic polymer drug conjugates for RNA targeting’ Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi. Major project (14.2 Lakhs- Co-Investigator) Awarded under Rapid Grant for Young Investigators Scheme (RGYI 2012-2015)
  • ‘RNA targeting by Oligosaccharide Mimetics’ Funded by UGC under Minor Project (1.3 Lakhs) for College Teachers (2012-2014)
  • ‘Novel formulations to enhance the efficacy of existing drugs and expand their therapeutic spectrum’ KSCSTE, SRS Project, Govt. of Kerala. Major project (25 Lakhs, Co-Investigator) awarded under SRS scheme (2017-2020)
  • ‘Towards universal cargo carriers for transport across the Blood-Brain-Barrier’-Alliance international-NSERC Collaborative grant-2022, University of Windsor, Canada, 24000 CAD

Collaborations

  • Dr. John F Trant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Canada- Towards universal cargo carriers for transport across the Blood-Brain-Barrier.
  • Dr. Janeesh P. A, Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala-Liposomes for Drug delivery applications.
  • Dr. Kausthabh Kumar Maiti, NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India- Synthesis of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) probes.
  • Prof. Dr. Sathees C Raghavan, Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bangalore to develop Ligase IV inhibitors.
  • Dr. Bhavya Balan Chandrika, Department of Biotechnology, CUSAT – Anticancer agents