Atchuta Srinivas Duddu
I am working on mathematical modelling of gene regulatory networks, especially that of a mutually antagonistic triad motif (which we refer to as a toggle triad), in the scenario of a naive CD4+ T helper cell differentiating into three subtypes. Apart from mathematics and science, I like to sketch, illustrate (art essentially) and watch telugu movies.
Works with: Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly, CSB lab
Project title: Multistability and epigenetic influence in a three node mutually repressive network
Dr. Farhan Adam Mukadam
Doctor, Engineer, Scientist. PhD Scholar at the MD PhD program of BSSE. Working to create the next generation of critical care solutions.
Works with:Prof. K V S Hari (ECE) and Prof. K Subramani (CMC, Vellore)
Project title: Applications of Machine Learning in Critical Care
I have completed BS-MS dual degree from IISER-Bhopal and joined the department in 2019 as a Ph.D. student. Currently, I am working on the dynamics of Pore-forming toxin using super-resolution TIRF microscopy.
Works with: Prof. Sandhya S. Visweswariah (MRDG), Prof. K. Ganapathy Ayappa (Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan (Single Molecule Science, UNSW)
Project title: Bipartite pore forming toxin YaxAB: towards understanding pore formation and cellular responses using single-molecule TIRF microscopy
Joel P Joseph
I am a person with varied interests. I enjoy doing research, teaching, and writing. When not in the lab, you are most likely to find me at a tea stall.
Works with: Prof Dipankar Nandi & Prof Kaushik Chatterjee
Project title: Roles of Calcium stimulation and 3D microenvironment in T cell activation
Dr. Mahatabb Nundy
I am passionate about bridging the gap between clinical and basic research, particularly in neurology. My current work involves understanding motor control by studying patients having movement disorders.
Works with: Prof Aditya Murthy (CNS) and Prof A.T. Prabhakar, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Project title: The role of basal ganglia and dopamine in motor control
Rajesh Thangavel yadav
I am interested to solve the unmet clinical need to develop universal influenza vaccine capable of conferring protection against both seasonal and newly emerging pre-pandemic strains. I aspire to be a research-inspired entrepreneur.
Works with: Dr. Rachit Agarwal (BSSE) and Dr. Shashank Tripathi (CIDR, MCB)
Project title: Development of a chimeric universal influenza vaccine providing both humoral and cell mediated immunity.
Sameer Kumar Jagirdar
I’m a hyperactive human with a scientist’s mind. Professionally speaking, I am interested in learning about host-pathogen interactions in different contexts. Add in a biomaterial, and that’s what makes me run to lab everyday. I love designing and optimizing protocols for experiments and see them give me valuable information about the world around us.
Apart from science, I enjoy the outdoors very much. You will usually find me playing various sports or travelling during my free time.
Works with: Dr Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, Immunoengineering lab
Project title: Host-pathogen interactions at the catheter surface
General: Reading novels, travelling; Scientific: Biomaterials, Polymers
Works with: Prof Kaushik Chatterjee, Dr. Sonal Asthana
Project title: 4D Printing of Polymers and Composites for Resorbable and Deployable Medical Devices
Currently working in the area of immune-engineering. Particularly interested in engineering innate immune cell functions by using cargo-free, sterile particles in clinical settings.
Besides research, I love painting and cooking. I’m an animal lover and an active member of the animal welfare society on campus.
Works with: Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, Immune-Engineering lab
Project title: Understanding the changes in functional capacities of innate immune cells upon uptake of sterile particles