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Dr. Rajesh Pujari
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Research Interest: Proteomics (Mass-Spectrometry Based proteomics).

Dr. S. Arif Abdul Rehman
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit
College of Life Sciences
University of Dundee

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Present Position: Assistant Professor
Biotechnology at HNB Garhwal University
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Research Interest: Structural studies of amino acid metabolic pathways of protist and bacterial pathogens.

Short Description: I have investigated the structure and function of serine acetyltransferase (SAT), a crucial enzyme which converts serine to O-acetylserine in cysteine bio-synthetic pathway. I worked on SAT from Entamoeba histolytica, where I cloned, over-expressed, purified and crystallized the native EhSAT1 as well as in complex with its substrate serine and feedback inhibitor cysteine. I also worked on two other isoforms of EhSAT and investigated their loss of cysteine inhibition using site directed mutagenesis. I also undertook cloning and crystallization of SAT from pathogenic bacteria Brucella abortus. The structure has been solved up to 2 Å resolution in native as well as in complex with Coenzyme A.

Preeti Satyawali
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Research Interest: To work in the area of structural biology dealing with analyzing protein structures, various protein-protein, interactions computationally.

Short Description: My work involves DNA replication machinery pathway proteins, currently DNA primase and beta clamp that are very crucial. Once the structural and functional studies are done that could be helpful in understanding the biology of the organism and the various protein-protein as well as protein-DNA interactions.

Dr. Isha Raj
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
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Research Interest: Structural Biology

Short Description: I am looking into the structural basis of OASS activity, its regulation, inhibitor screening and the mechanism of cysteine synthase complex formation. Our objective is to discover the structural features that contribute to ligand recognition and protein-protein interaction and also to determine the underlying principles behind differential behavior of this enzyme from various sources.

Dr. Tara Kashav
Present Position: Assistant Professor
Central University of Bihar

Dr. Shivesh Kumar
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Duke University

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Dr. Manish Kumar
Works at AIRF(Advanced Instrument Research Facility)
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Gokularani R
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Nitesh Kumar
Present Position: SERB NPDF Postdoctoral Fellow
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Research Interest: Structural and functional studies of the proteins involved in phosphoserine.

Rohit Kumar Singh
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Germany
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Research Interest: Protein crystallization, Biophysical characterization, etc.

Mohit Mazumder
Works at Business Development and Strategic Partnership, AL-ML Tech., Hyderabad
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Research Interest: Machine learning algorithms, classification. Structural Bioinformatics.(Molecular Modelling, Molecular Docking simulations, Molecular dynamics simulations).

Short Description: Starting with structural bioinformatics to computer algorithms development has always been fascinating to me. Currently I am working on Modelling of bio molecules, molecular dynamic Simulations and machine learning algorithm Design.

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Aruna Murmu
Present Position: Lecturer(Jamshedpur)
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Research Interest: Structural and Functional characterization of Calcium Binding Proteins (EhCaBP’s) in E. histolytica, Structural and functional characterization of sulfate reduction/ activation pathway.

Sudhaker Dharavath
Present Position: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California
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Research Interest: Bio-physics

Short Description: At present I am working on crystallization and structure determination of cysteine biosynthetic pathway enzymes and looking for Insilco drug designing against these enzymes.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences
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Research Interest: Protein crystallization, Biophysical characterization, etc.

Short Description: My work involves the crystallization and structural solution of calcium binding protein from Entamoeba histolytica.

Dr. Faisal Tarique
Present Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
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Research Interest: Structural and functional characterization of sulfate reduction/activation pathway enzymes: PAP phosphatases from Entamoeba histolytica.

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