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 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.
M.Tech Project Student
Aditya earned B.Tech Biotechnology from B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India. He qualified GATE 2021 examination and also received the Academic Excellence Award from IIT Hyderabad for securing the highest CGPA in the first semester of the M.Tech program. Currently, he is pursuing M.Tech Medical Biotechnology at IIT Hyderabad and his M.Tech thesis is focused on understanding the role of chromatin remodelers in meiotic chromosome segregation.
M.Tech Project Student
Sarah earned B. Tech in Biotechnology from University School of Biotechnology, GGSIPU, Delhi.She qualified GATE BT 2021, AIR124 and JGEEBILS, 2021. She has also pursued internships at National Bureau of Plant and Genetic Research as well as Indian Agricultural Statistic Research Institute. She is currently enrolled in the M. Tech Medical Biotechnology program at IIT Hyderabad. As a part of her M.Tech thesis, she is exploring the role of CHD1 family chromatin remodelers in yeast meiosis.
Project Associate I
Ayan did his M.Tech in Medical Biotechnology from IIT Hyderabad. As part of his M.Tech thesis, he developed a data analysis pipeline for the Single-Molecule Tracking of a cancer therapy target Aurora Kinase B in live yeast cells. Now he is working as a Project Associate I for the DBT funded project “Elucidating the role of chromatin remodeler in yeast meiosis, especially in meiotic recombination, chromosomal segregation and transcription of meiosis specific genes". Ayan did his B.Tech from Techno India University, West Bengal. He did several internships prior joining IIT Hyderabad. He was selected as an IAS (Indian Academy of Science) summer research fellow at THSTI, Faridabad (2018). He worked as a summer research student at CSIR-IICB (2019). He was a project student at IIT Indore (2020).