Title Student Degree Thesis Title Year
P K Raju Pedabaliyarasimhuni Ph.D.

Connecting the paralogs: contribution of EFHC1 and EFHC2 in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Currently, Postdoctoral Fellow, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, University of Montreal, QC, Canada

Aditya Bhattacharya Ph.D

"Elucidating the Functional Implications of Histone Acylation in Adipogenesis and hepatic Steatosis"

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Anjali Verma Ph.D.

Functional characterization of a subtype specific NF-kB motif in HIV-1C viral promoter and its association with the proximal and subtype specific Sp1 site

Aparna Dongre Ph.D.

Understanding the roles of fumarate in plasmodium metabolism and succinimide in MjGATase stabilization

Aparna Ganapathy Ph.D.

Studies on molecular genetic aspects of non syndromic hereditary hearing loss

Currently, working at Citadel Precision Medicine LLC, Iselin, New Jersey 08830

Arun Panchapakesan Ph.D.

Unique molecular properties of HIV-1C reverse transcriptase conferring a possible replication advantage.

Ashish Kapoor Ph.D.

Studies on molecular genetic aspects of idiopathic generalized epilepsies

Currently, Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; 7000 Fannin St, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77030 USA

Bharath Srinivasan Ph.D.

Structure-function studies on three members of the haloacid dehalogenase (HAD) superfamily of enzymes

Currently, Associate Principal Scientist, Mechanistic and Structural Biology, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, England

Bhavana Kayyar Ph.D.

Chromatin Organisation Mediated Gene Regulatory Function of mrhl lncRNA at the Sox8 locus

Currently at JNCASR, Bengaluru

Chandrima Das Ph.D.

Functional Mechanisms of Human Transcriptional Coactivator PC4, a Bona Fide Nonhistone Component of chromatin


Debosree Pal Ph.D.

Studies on LncRNA Mrhl in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells and Neuronal Lineage Development

Currently working at Centre for Genomics and Child Health Queen Mary University of London, U.K

Dr. Amit Kumar Behera Ph.D

“Regulation of Expression and Function of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 4 (PRMT4/CARM1): Implication in differentiation and Disease”

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Dr. Arnab Bose Ph.D

”The Role of Aurora Kinases at the Crossroads of Cancer and Differentiation”

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Dr. Jayasha Shandilya Ph.D

“Post Translational Modifications Regulate Multifunctional Nucleolar Protein NPM1: Implications in oral cancer Manifestation”

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Dr. Pallabi Mustafi Ph.D

"Understanding the Role of Post-translational Modifications of Human Non-histone Chromatin Protein PC4 ''

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Dr. Ruthrotha Selvi B Ph.D

“Chromatin modifications by CARM1/PRMT4 and p300/KAT3B in the regulation of gene expression, probed by specific small molecule inhibitors”

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Dr. Shrikanth Gadad Ph.D

“Modulation of Human Histone Chaperone Nucleophosmin (NPM1) Functions by its Interacting Partners: Implications in Chromatin Dynamics and Transcription”

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Dr. Stephanie kaypee Ph.D

"Mechanism Insights into the Substrate-Mediated Regulation of p300 Autoacetylation: Implications in Tumor Suppressor/Oncogene Function"

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Dr. Suchismita Dey Ph.D

“Role of Nucleoplasmin Family of Histone Chaperones, NPM1 and NPM2, in the regulation of Transcription”

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Dr. Sujata Kumari Ph.D

“Chromatin associated protein, PC4 in genome organization and breast cancer manifestation”

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Dr. Sweta Sikder Ph.D

“Role of Non-histone Chromatin Protein PC4 in regulation of Autophagy and Tumorigenesis”

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Dr.Amrutha Swaminathan Ph.D

“Chromatin Organisation in Differentiation and Development: Role of chromatin-associated protein, PC4 and histone modifications”

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Dr.Dhanasekaran Karthigeyan Ph.D

“Aurora Kinases Beyond Centrosomes: Role of Transcription Factor's Phosphorylation in Gene Expression and Cell Cycle.”

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Dr.Parijat Senapati Ph.D

“Understanding the mechanisms and gene targets of histone chaperone NPM1 mediated transcriptional regulation”

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Garima Verma Ph.D.

Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Centromeric  Proteins: CENH3 and CENP-C

Currently, Public Health Scientist, Maryland Department of Health, Laboratories Administration, 1770 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA

Gautam Chatterjee Ph.D. 2014
Gayatri G Ph.D.

Characterization and Functional Analysis of a Novel Non-Coding RNA (mrhl) from Mouse

Currently, Vice President at Envisagenics, U.S.A

Iyer Aditya Mahadevan Ph.D.

Studies towards Understanding the Biological Roles of TH2BS11ph Histone Mark and H1t Linker Histone Variant in Mammalian Spermatogenesis

Currently, Scientific Manager at Excelra, Hyderabad,Telengana.


Javaid Yousuf Bhat Ph.D.

Kinetic Mechanism, Ammonia Channeling and Domain Cross-talk in Plasmodium falciparum GMP Synthetase: an Amidotransferase

Currently, Ramalingaswam Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research & Innovations, University Of Kashmir

Jayalakshmi Raman Ph.D.

Structure-function studies on successive purine salvage pathway enzymes- hypoxanthine guanine phosphoribosyltransferase and adenylosuccinate synthetase

Currently, Scientific Review Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta

Jitendra Thakur Ph.D. 2011
Kalpita Rashmi Karan Ph.D.

Identification of genetic loci and mutations in SLC1A1 for sensory epilepsy triggered by touch and temperature stimuli

Currently, Research Associate @ Weill Cornell Medicine, Ronald G Crystal Lab, Genetic Medicine, WCMC, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10065

Kiran Batta Ph.D.

Functional Cooperativity of Tumor suppressor p53 and Transcriptional coativator PC4:Transcription to repair


KN Lakshmeesha Ph.D.

Biochemical and Physiological Investigations on Adenosine Monophosphate Deaminase and Haloacid Dehalogenase Superfamily Members from Plasmodium spp

Currently, Post-doctoral Research Associate, the University of Kent, UK 

Krishanpal Karmodiya Ph.D.

Biochemical and Molecular Insights into β-ketoacyl-Acyl Carrier Protein reductase (FabG) from Plasmodium falciparum

Currently,  Principal Scientist, IISER Pune, Maharashtra, India


Krishnendu Guin Ph.D. 2020
Lakshmi Ramakrishna Ph.D.

Engineering and evaluation of molecular adjuvants for DNA immunogens based on the HIV transactivator (Tat) proteins from Indian isolates

Lakshmi Sreekumar Ph.D. 2019
Laxmi Narayan Mishra Ph.D.

Towards understanding the role of HILS1 in chromatin remodeling during spermiogenesis

Currently, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Cell Biology,  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, U.S.A 

Laxmi Prasoona Thota Ph.D.

Biochemical studies on inosine 5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase from the mesophilic protozoan plasmodium falciparum and hyperthermophilic archaeon methanocaldococcus jannaschii

Currently, Scientific Manager, Aragen Life Sciences, Hyderabad

Laxmi Shanker Rai Ph.D. 2014
M. Ram Shankar Ph.D.

Molecular genetic aspects of non-syndromic hearing loss in India

Currently, Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Pathology and Urology, and is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Mahesh Bachu Ph.D.

Role of NF-kB binding sites in the viral enhancer of HIV-1C promoter in shaping the viral replicative fitness

Malini Menon Ph.D.

Funcitonal Significance of HIV-1 Tat signature amino acid residues(SAR)

Mangai Asokan Ph.D.

Safety, efficacy and immunological evaluation of a polyherbal formulation against HIV-AIDS in an open-label clinical trial

Manpreet Kaur Ph.D.

Prospective causal genes for genetic generalized epilepsy

Currently, Scientist II, Clevergene, Bangalore

Mohammed Arif Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibition of Histone Acetyltransferase: Implications in Antineoplastic Therapy


Mohd Jamal Dar Ph.D.

Studies on Plasmodium falciparum Enoyl-ACP Reductase (Fabl)

Currently, Principal Scientist, IIIM, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Moumita Basu Ph.D

"Elucidating the Relevance of Eukaryotic Acetyltransferases in Early Development and Cellular Homeostasis''

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Nagadenahalli B Siddappa Ph.D.




Neha Varshney Ph.D. 2018
Nikhil Gupta Ph.D.

Insights into Post-Translational Modifications of  Transition Proteins, TP1 and TP2 during Mammalian  Spermiogenesis

Currently, Principal Scientist, Cancer Research U.K Cambridge, U.K

Nishtha Pandey Ph.D.

On genetic aspects of non-syndromic hearing loss

Currently, Guest lecturer, Centre for Human Genetics, Biotech Park, E-city, Phase-1, Bangalore

Prabhu S A Ph.D.

Evaluation of the efficacy of needle-free intradermal immunization of DNA vectors and recombinant proteins: Implications for optimization of the needle-free technology

Pradeepa M. M. Ph.D.

Chromatin Remodeling during Spermiogenesis: Molecular Components involved in Nuclear Import of Transition Protein 2 (TP2) and Role of Acetylation in Modulating TP2 Function 

Currently, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Genomics and Child Health Queen Mary university of London, U.K

Prasanta Kumar Dash Ph.D.

Isolation and biological characterization of infectious molecular clones of HIV-1 subtype-C with expanded coreceptor usage from an Indian demented subject

Priyaranjan Pattanaik Ph.D.

Protein Structure and Dynamics: Studies on the Plasmodial Proteins-Triosephosphate Isomerase (TIM), Hypoxanthine Guanine Phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT) and Plasmepsin II


R. Ratnapriya Ph.D.

Identification of genetic loci for human epilepsies

Currently, Assistant Professor Ophthalmology-Departmental
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Rahul Madaan Ph.D.


Currently, PhD student, TIFR, Mumbai

Rima Singha Ph.D. 2020
Sanjeev Kumar Ph.D.

Methanocaldococcus jannaschii GMP Synthetase:  Investigations on Aspects of Catalysis and the Role of an Unusual Post-Translational Modification in Structure and Function

Currently, Post-doctoral Fellow, NCBS, Bangalore


Santosh Shivakumarswamy Ph.D.

Mechanistic underpinnings of substrate recognition, catalysis and allostery in GMP synthetases

Currently, Post-doctoral Fellow, The Francis Crick Institute, UK


Shalini Roy Choudhury Ph.D.

On genetic aspects of hot water epilepsy, a sensory epilepsy triggered by touch and temperature stimuli

Currently, Senior Project Associate at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi

Shilpee Sharma Ph.D.

Elucidation of HIV-1 subtype C genetic diversity in Gag and Tat from the clinical cohorts of India: the PTAP motif duplication in p6 Gag confers replication fitness on subtype C

Shreyas Sridhar Ph.D

Assembly Dynamics and structure-function Analysis of an unusual Kinetochore in the Pathogenic Basidiomycetous Budding Yeast Cryptococcus neoformans

Shreyas Sridhar Ph.D. 2020
Shubhangini Kataruka Ph.D.

Mrhl long non-coding RNA regulates Wnt mediated Sox8 gene expression during spermatogenesis through promoter interaction

Currently working at Laboratory of Epigenetic Regulation Institute of Molecular Genetics Czech Academy of Science, Prague

Shveta Jaishankar Ph.D.

On molecular genetic analysis of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Sonali Mehrotra Ph.D.

Structural and functional characterization of adenylosuccinate synthetase from a mesophilic parasitic protozoan, plasmodium falciparum and thermophilic archaea, methanocaldococcus jannaschii

Currently, Project Manager at DBT-BIRAC, New Delhi 

Sourav Banerjee Ph.D.

“Regulation of p53 Function by Nonhistone Chromosomal Protiens HMGB-1 and PC4”


Sourav Roy Ph.D.

Understanding Conformational Dynamics and Kinetic Behavior in Plasmodium falciparum  Hypoxanthine
Guanine Xanthine  Phosphoribosyltransferase

Currently, Research Scientist ,University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Sreyoshi Mitra Ph.D. 2014
Subhra Prakash Charavorty Ph.D.

Understanding the kinetic and structural features of Plasmodium falciparum Sir2: a NAD+ dependent deacetylase

Currently, Senior Group Leader, Aurigene Discovery Technologies, Bengaluru


Sundar Ram Sankaranarayanan Ph.D. 2020
Sutanuka Chakraborty Ph.D.

Synergy between enhanced transcriptional strength of the viral promoter and the Tat - autoregulatory circuit accelerates latency establishment in HIV-1C 

Swaminathan Venkatesh Ph.D.

Regulation of Acetylation- Dependent Chromatin transcription by Human Nucleophosmin, a Histone Chaperone


Veena Ammanathan Ph.D

Insights into the Regulatory Mechanisms of Xenophagy as Revealed by Chemical Genetics

Venkatesh P Kashi Ph.D. 2010
Vijay Jayaraman Ph.D.

Metabolic significance of fumarate in plasmodium falciparum and biochemical and structural characterization of class I fumarate hydratase from plasmodium falciparum and methanocaldococcus jannaschii

Currently, Post-doctoral fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Vijay Suresh Akhade Ph.D.

'Mrhl' long Non-coding RNA: Role in the Regulation of Wnt Signaling and Gene Expression.

Currently, Research Associate at Chromatin Biology Lab, MBGU, JNCASR. 

Vikas Yadav Ph.D. 2017