Lab Members


Partha Dey

Ph.D. Student

Partha did B.Sc. in Botany from Fakir Mohan University, Odisha, India and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from North Orissa University, India. Then he worked as a Project Research Fellow at the Center for DNA Fingerprinting (CDFD) Hyderabad. He qualified All-India level eligibility tests CSIR-UGC-NET (2019), GATE (2019) and DBT-JRF (2020). Recently, he joined IIT Hyderabad as a Ph.D. student. He aims to understand the role of chromatin remodelers in meiotic chromosome segregation.



Sheetal Paliwal

Ph.D. Student

Sheetal did B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Zoology (specialization in Animal Biotechnology) from Kumaun University, Nainital, India. She qualified All-India level eligibility tests CSIR-UGC NET (2020) and GATE (2021). Recently, she joined IIT Hyderabad as a Ph.D. student. She aims to explore the cohesin-ring independent functions of Rec8 during yeast meiosis.



Nitesh Kumar Podh

Ph.D. Student, PMRF: Prime Minister's Research Fellow

Nitesh did B.Sc. in Zoology from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India, and M.Sc. in Zoology (specialization in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He was selected for the CSIR-Summer Research Training Program 2020 for a stint of research experience at NEIST, Jorhat, India. He qualified All-India level eligibility tests CSIR-UGC NET (2019) and GATE (2021). Currently, he is a Ph.D. student and he has received Prime Minister's Research Fellowship for his project on the single-molecule dynamics of the cancer therapy targets Aurora kinase B and polo-kinase.


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Ayan Das

M.Tech Project Student

Ayan did B.Tech Biotechnology from Techno India University, West Bengal and he did his B.Tech thesis work at IIT Indore. He worked as an IAS (Indian Academy of Science) summer research fellow at THSTI, Faridabad. He was selected as a summer intern at CSIR-IICB, West Bengal. Currently, he is pursuing M.Tech Medical Biotechnology at IIT Hyderabad and his M.Tech thesis is focused on Genetic engineering for single-molecule tracking of Aurora kinase B in live cells of yeast S. cerevisiae.