Academic Positions

  • Scientist & DBT-Ramalingaswami Faculty Fellow

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Senior Research Associate

    Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology, University of Oxford, UK

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate

    Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and University of Cambridge, UK

  • Guest Lecturer

    Lecture course in Biophysical chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

  • Junior Research Fellow

    Molecular Biophysics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India


  • Ph.D Biochemical Engineering 2010

    Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

  • M.Sc Industrial Biotechnology 2005

    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

  • B.Sc Biotechnology 2003

    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India


  • 2020
    Featured as Up-and-Coming Scientist in the Journal of Membrane Biology
  • 2020
    Best teacher award at RGCB selected by students
  • 2020
    A complete patent application (Synthetic pores) filed from RGCB
  • 2019
    Merck Young Scientist award, Winner of Biological Science
  • 2018
    DST SERB -Early Career Research Award
  • 2017
    DBT - Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA), from Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India
  • 2016
    Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology, India
  • 2012
    Senior Research Associate Fellowship by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), University of Oxford, UK
  • 2010
    Post-doctoral Fellowship by the European Union Nanoscience E+ Initiative, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany and University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2007
    Marie Curie Ph.D Fellowship, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • JRF Fellowship from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), funded by Department of Biotechnology
  • 2005
    Gold medal in M.Sc Industrial Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, India
  • 2003
    Silver medal in B.Sc, Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, India


  • Patent titled "Synthetic Transmembrane Peptide Pores for the Single-Molecule Sensing".
    Indian Patent. Patent Application No. 201941014383


  • The Biophysical Society

  • European Biophysical Societies Association


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