Congratulations to Dr. John Thomas for earning his PhD and to Mr. Aria Parangi for earning his MS.

Postdoctoral Position Available

A postdoctoral position is available at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for an individual with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinorganic chemistry or related fields. The position will focus on the structure function of molybdenum enzymes. Priority will be given to individuals with research experience in protein purification, cloning and expression, and biochemical characterization of metalloproteins. In addition, good organizational and communication skills are desirable.


A cover letter highlighting relevant skills and goals, a vitae and contact information for at least three references can be mailed to Prof. Partha Basu, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 402N Blackford St, LD 326, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or emailed in a single pdf file to The position start date is anticipated to be in the Spring 2017, but will remain open until filled. There are multiple avenues for professional growth for postdoctoral fellows.


Indianapolis is a beautiful and affordable city to live with plenty of cultural and outdoor activities to pursue. The scientific community is thriving with several big name pharmaceutical companies in town.

A New Start

The Basu Lab has moved from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.