OBCL: Organic and bioconjugate chemistry LABoratory



Positions held

Swarnajayanti Fellow: IISER Bhopal, India, Mar 2020 - till date

Associate Professor: IISER Bhopal, India, May 2017 - till date

Ramanujan Fellow: IISER Bhopal, India, July 2011 - June 2016

Assistant Professor: IISER Bhopal, India, May 2011 - April 2017

Additional positions

Early Career Board Member: ACS Chemical Biology, August 2020 - till date

National Co-Chair (India): International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS), June 2021-May 2024

Awards, Fellowships, Recognition

CRSI Bronze Medal (2022)

CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research (2021)

SERB-TETRA Technology Translation Award (2021)

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC; Leaders in the Field Scheme), UK 2020

Swarnajayanti Fellowship, DST and SERB, India 2019 (2020-2025)

Young Scientist Award by RSC-WIS, India 2012

DAE Young Scientist Award, DAE-BRNS, India 2012

Ramanujan fellowship, DST, India 2011-2016

MITACS Elevate postdoctoral fellowship, MITACS, Canada 2011

Senior Research fellowship, CSIR, India 2005-2008

Junior Research fellowship, CSIR, India 2003-2005

Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, 2003


CHM 112: Basic Organic Chemistry

CHM 114: Laboratory Course in Organic Chemistry

CHM 211: Basic Organic Chemistry

CHM 311: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

CHM 416/616: Spectroscopy and its application to organic molecules

CHM 612: Advanced Organic Chemistry II (Organic Synthesis)

CHM 613: Advanced Organic Chemistry I (Asymmetric Synthesis)

CHM 615: Frontiers in Organic Chemistry

CHM 617: Chemical Biology


SERB: COVID-19 task force, NPDF, PAC, SUPRA, 2020

Head, Computer Center, IISER Bhopal, 2012-2018

Administrative committees 2011-till date

Academic record and postdoctoral training

MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Toronto, Canada, 2011-2011

(Mentor: Prof. Andrei K. Yudin)

Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Toronto, Canada, 2008-2011

(Mentor: Prof. Andrei K. Yudin)

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2003-2008

(Supervisor: Prof. I. N. N. Namboothiri)

B.Sc. and M.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University, India, 1998-2001 and 2001-2003

Professional Affiliations

Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Indian Peptide Society (IPS)

American Peptide Society (APS)