Biochemistry and Structural Biology of Insects

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Ph. D. (Biotechnology); 2015; CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

M. Sc. (Biotechnology); 2007 to 2009; University of Pune; First class

B. Sc. (Biotechnology); 2004 to 2007; University of Pune; First class

Work Experience:
  1. Visiting Scientist at Technical University of Munich, Germany from August to November 2016
  2. Assistant Professor at Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, University of Pune, Pune, India from September 2014 to Present
  3. Senior Research Fellow at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India from January 2012 to August 2014
  4. Junior Reseach Fellow at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India from January 2010 to December 2011
  5. Teaching Associate at Modern College of ACS, Pune India from June 2011 to April 2014
  6. Post graduate intern at National Center for Cell Sciences, India from June 2008 to March 2009

Awards and Recogntion

  1.  EMBO Fellowship in July 2016
  2. DST Early Career Research Award in January 2016
  3. Elected as Young Associate of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  4. Kirtee Sangoram Award for Best Research Scholar (Overall) in CSIR-NCL, India for year 2014
  5. Best Poster and oral presentation prize in International Symposium on Proteomics Beyond IDs in November 2012
  6. Nominated for Dr. Shama Prasad Mukhrji (SPM) Fellowship, CSIR, India in 2010
  7. Hold All India 31st Rank in CSIR-NET and 168th Rank in GATE in year 2009
  8. Qualified highly competitive National Eligibly Test (CSIR-NET) for JRF in Dec 2008 and 2009 (Success rate ~ 5%)
1. Society of Biological Chemist, India
2. Indian Biophysical Society
3. Indian Science Congress
4. Maharashtra Academy of Science