I am an HHMI postdoc with Luke Lavis (Janelia). I use fluorescent dyes to make reagents for cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and imaging.
During my PhD with Scott Laughlin, I made light and enzyme-controlled cyclopropenes for bioorthogonal labeling/imaging in cellular systems. Before coming to the US, as an undergrad, I worked on bactericidal, cationic gemini surfactants with Jayanta Haldar.
I strongly care about effective mentoring, diversity in academia, awareness about “alternative” career options, and communicating my science to public.
PhD, Chemistry, 2019
Stony Brook University, New York, US
MS and BS, Chemistry, 2013
IISER-K, Kolkata, IN
Diploma, Chemistry, 2009-11
JNCASR, Bangalore, IN
Scientists Teaching Science, 2020
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, US
Synthesis of spirocyclic systems, cyclic enamines, and their conjugation to lipids
Biodegradable cationic surfactants that kill bacterial cells but not mammalian cells