Infectious diseases remain a major threat to global health and are now the world’s biggest killers, causing over 15 million deaths per year. The threat is compounded by the fact that an increasing percentage of pathogens are developing resistance against the available arsenal of drugs. Therefore there is an urgent need for a well-coordinated and integrated approach to tackle the threat of infectious diseases. Our laboratory seeks to provide a platform to integrate organic chemistry and material science with biology to combat infectious diseases in a multipronged approach, namely, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Our research focuses on fundamental understanding of material-pathogen interaction and development of innovative strategies that will provide solutions in tackling infections. We are involved in creating novel antimicrobial agents for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and combating the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.
Additionally, we are interested in developing nanotechnology based smart drug delivery systems for addressing nonspecific action and toxicity related issues of existing drugs for indications like infectious diseases. We are also interested in engineering hydrogel based bioadhesive and wound-healing materials.
Since we are involved in rational design of therapeutics, we support our chemical designs with theoretically generated models to get better insights into drug-target relationships.
Our team consists of researchers from various disciplines like organic chemistry, material science and biology. Our laboratory is well equipped to conduct research on bio-organic and medicinal chemistry at the highest level.
We welcome to our group motivated researchers with a passion for science. Please take a look at the specific details of our research and feel free to write to us with your queries.
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