Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (2003- 2009)
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (2000-2002)
M.Sc., Biophysical Chemistry, 2002
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (1996-1999)
B.Sc., Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics major, 1999
1. XSEDE startup grant from Pittsburgh super computing center, for project titled “Design and computational analysis of fluorescent nucleic acid base analogs”, TG-CHE130088 (Year 2013).
2. Graduate student award for outstanding research by College of Science and Technology, Temple University (Year 2008).
3. Daniel Swern memorial fellowship for outstanding research as a graduate student by Temple University (Year 2008).
4. Frederick Urbach memorial travel award from American society of photobiology (Year 2008).
5. Temple University research travel award year (2006&2008)
Design and engineering of man-made light-harvesting, light-activatable and redox active enzymes (maquettes) from scratch for catalytic applications in vivo and in vitro with a main focus on heme, flavoproteins and photosynthetic antenna centers.
Understanding biological photo-induced electron transfer and charge transfer by both experimental and computational methods.
Design, computational evaluation and synthesis of fluorescent nucleic acid base analogs suitable to probe DNA, RNA structures and their interactions with proteins