Minhaj Sirajuddinms2_7731-1

Principal Investigator

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Scientific interests: Biology!

Outside Lab: Running, Biking and Photography.

Prakash LamaLama

Graduate Student (GS-2014)


Education : M.Sc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology – Tezpur Central University, Assam

Scientific interests: Biophysics and Biochemistry

Project: Multi-motor cooperativity

Outside Lab: Plays Cricket & Football, Cheers for Manchester United, Loves Bollywood Music.

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Postdoctoral Fellow


Education : PhD – IIT Kanpur,

M.Sc Organic Chemistry – NIT Rourkela, Odisha

Scientific interests: Structural biology and Biochemistry

Project: Structural Biology of Sarcomeres

Outside Lab: Rafting, Trekking and Gardening

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Postdoctoral Fellow


Education : PhD – MBU, IISc, Bangalore

M.Sc Biochemistry – University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat

Scientific interests: Structural biology and Biochemistry

Project: Non-canonical Tubulins

Outside Lab:

Lakshmi Krupa Srinivasanphoto_lakshmi

Graduate Student (GS-2015)


Education : M.Sc Biochemistry, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Scientific interests: Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Project: Reconstituting sarcomere assemblies to study cardiomyopathy mutations.

Outside Lab: A trained Carnatic musician who loves any form of music.

Shubham KesarwaniShubham

Graduate Student (GS-2015)


Education : M.Sc Molecular and Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Scientific interests: Biochemistry and Biophysics

Project:  Spatial Organization of Tubulin PTMs

Outside Lab: Listening to music while trekking, running, gymming and relaxing.

Drisya Dileepdrisya



Education BS-MS Dual degree, IISER Kolkata.

Scientific interests: Cell Biology and Cytoskelelton

Project:  Myofiber organization in muscles

Outside Lab : Bharathanatyam classical dance and water coloring

Archita Dungdung



Education Integrated MSc in Chemistry , IIT- Bombay

Scientific Interests : Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Project : Microtubule associated proteins

Outside Lab : Athletics, Painting and Guitar

Ipsa Jain

Resident Artist


Education : PhD, IISc Bangalore

Interests : Understand how to visually represent scientific information for a citizen audience

Project : An illustrated guide on cytoskeleton functions

Outside Lab : I seek ‘interestingness’ which includes science, illustrated books, fallen plant parts, art, and good food. Find more of my work on Facebook and Instagram under the moniker, Ipsawonders

Venkataramanan G Rao  

Postdoctoral Fellow


Education PhD, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai

Interests : Eukaryotic Cilia/flagella, Protein biochemistry

Project : Tubulin PTMs

Outside Lab : Going for Nature trails, Watching thriller, mystery or horror genre movies


Summer Interns of 2017 – Shweta Vasaya, Vanshika Malviya and Vijay Vobbilisetty.

Mutamil Selvan – Master thesis work, Bharathidasan University.

Sujana Prabhu – JRF

Aswin Srivatsav – Summer Intern 2016, MS University, Baroda, Gujarat.

Titir Roy – Summer Intern 2016, MS University, Baroda, Gujarat.

Salil Javeed VP – Summer Intern 2016 and 2017, NISER, Bhuvaneshwar, Odisha.

Patterson Clement – JRF

Kaza Amulya Murty – Summer Intern 2015, Delhi College of Engineering

Sri Harsha Dantuluri – Summer Intern 2015, IISER Mohali

Bhavika Mam – GS 2014 Rotation Student