Lab Members

Principal Investigator 

Dr. Anamika Bhargava

Associate Professor

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Dr. Anamika Bhargava completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria in the year 2008. Soon after, she went on to do her postdoctoral work from the Michael Smith Labs at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada where she was awarded a competitive postdoctoral fellowship for her project on Calcium Channels by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. From 2011 to 2013, she worked with Dr. Julia Gorelik in Imperial College London as a Research Associate. Dr. Anamika Bhargava joined IITH as an assistant professor in the year 2014. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Biotechnology.

Research Associate

1. Yashashwini S D

Research associate, ICMR

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Yashashwini completed her M.Tech in Biotechnology from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka in 2015. She then joined CSIR-NCL as a project assistant under the guidance of Dr. Mahesh S Dharne. She completed her PhD from IITH in June 2024. She is currently a research associate in ICMR project. 

Ph.D Students

2.  Ankush Sharma

PhD Scholar (Batch of August 2021)

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Ankush completed his M.Sc. from the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Center at The M.S. University of Baroda in the year 2020. At Bharat Chattoo Genome Research Centre, he did his masters project which was focused on the Expression and Purification of a novel small protein promoting Candidiasis. Ankush joined IITH as a DBT-JRF for his PhD.

3.  Ghazala Rahman

PhD Scholar (Batch of August 2022)

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Ghazala completed her MSc in Animal Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Hyderabad in 2022. Her master’s thesis focused on understanding the role of phosphorylation in snapin function and its implication in cell cycle. Ghazala joined as a PhD scholar at IITH in July 2022. Her fellowship is funded by MoE, Govt. of India.

4.  Naveen Kumar K R

ID PhD Scholar (Batch of August 2022), Jointly with Dr Shishir, department of electrical engineering, IITH

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Naveen completed his M.Tech in nanoscience and technology at Pondicherry University (A Central University) in 2020. He did his master's thesis on Core/Shell quantum dots for bimodal imaging studies. He also worked as a research associate in an R&D on recombinant protein production from 2021 to 2022. He joined IITH as an ID Ph.D. scholar under MoE funding, working on a patch clamp microfluidic chip for measuring ion channels in cells under the guidance of Dr. Shishir Kumar and Dr. Anamika Bhargava.

5.  Atanu Pramanik

PhD Scholar (Batch of Jan 2023)

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Atanu completed his M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal in 2020. He worked as a Research scholar at Basudha Laboratory for Conservation, where he worked on the Detection of cross-pollination in rice varieties using SSR markers. He joined the Department of Biotechnology, IITH as a PhD student in January 2023. His fellowship is funded by UGC.

M.Tech Students

Divina Christopher 

(Batch of 2023)

Divina completed her B.Tech in Biotechnology at SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu in 2023. Her B.Tech thesis focused on the biofabrication of copper oxide nanoparticles incorporated chitosan/gelatin films for food packaging applications. She joined IIT Hyderabad for her M.Tech in Medical Biotechnology by qualifying GATE 2023. 

Naresh D

(Batch of 2023)

Naresh has completed his B. Tech in Biotechnology from Bannari Amman institute of technology, Tamil Nadu. During his B. Tech, he worked on "Bioinspired encapsulation of Achyranthes aspera extract using chitosan derivative for wound healing applications". Currently, he is pursuing MTech in Medical Biotechnology at IIT Hyderabad. 


30. Pooja Verma, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2023-June 2024) 

29. Aarushi K Zinzuvadia, Research Student (Aug 2022- Dec 2023)  

28. Prarthana G., Research associate (May-dec 2023)

27. Debjyoti Sarkar, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Science, intern (Oct-Nov 2023)

26. Nikhitha Biju, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, intern (Aug-Sept 2023)

25. Aarthi Raghu, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, SURE intern (May-July 2023)

24. Manusmriti Agarwal, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2022-June 2023) 

23. Tharunika Subramanian, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2022-June 2023) 

22. Manikandan G., Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy, Tamilnadu, intern (May-June 2023)

21. Dr P Narasimha, Ph.D. Scholar (Jan 2017 - July 2021), Postdoc (August 2021 - Dec 2022)

20. Nishant Parida, IISER Berhampur, Intern (July 2022)

19. Shweta Mishra, VIT Chennai, Intern (June-July 2022)

18. Shwetha S, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2021-June 2022) 

17. Pedada Raj Kumar, Research Student (Jan 2020- March 2022)  

16. Shruti Singh, Research Student (July 2020- April 2021) 

15. Andrea Kagoo.R, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2020-June 2021)  

14. Ashwini Umale, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2020-June 2021) 

13. Neema Kumari, Ph.D. Scholar,  Co-guided, (July 2015 - March 2021)

12. Chittranjan Sahu, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2019-June 2020) 

11. Poonam Grover, M.Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2019-June 2020)

10. Daniel Staines, IIT Madras, Intern (May-July 2019)

9. Shubham Nema, Project Assistant (SERB-DST) January 2019-July 2019

8. Harshada S Jadhav, M. Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2017 – June 2019)

7. Himanshu, Ph.D. Scholar (July 2015 - March 2019)

6. Sumit Saha, Research Student (July 2017 - March 2019 )

5. Ramudu, Project Assistant (SERB-DST September 2018 - January 2019) 

4. Srinithi P, M. Tech Medical Biotechnology (May 2016 – June 2018)

3. Srinivasan Narasimhan, Intern (May-June 2018)

2. Jyoti Dayalbagh, Intern (May-June 2017)

1. Kiran Dhobale, JRF (DBT project, October 2016- April 2017)