PhD Title: Identification and biochemical characterization of genes involved in Mycobacterial cell wall assembly
Supervisors: Professor Gurdyal S Besra, Dr Apoorva Bhatt
My research involves identification and characterization of the genes involved in the biosynthesis and processing of mycolic acids and Lipo-oligosaccharides in mycobacterial strains.
I have studied Biochemistry at the Bangalore University. Following which, I joined as an Assistant Research Scientist at AstraZeneca pvt India Ltd R&D, where I developed interest in mycobacterial drug discovery. I joined mycobacterial research group at the University of Birmingham as doctoral student in 2011.
Mycobacterial drug discovery, Anti-infective drug discovery, Protein chemistry