Dr. Manohar Radhakrishnan
Manohar has an undergraduate and master’s degree in physics, but his passion lies in studying biomolecules. His doctoral research focused on purifying, characterizing, and analyzing the functions of serine proteases, serine protease inhibitors, and antibacterial protein from plant sources. He also studied the active site of trypsin, and elucidated the action of succinic acid through X-ray crystallography and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) studies. He graduated from the Centre of Advanced Study in Crystallography and Biophysics in Chennai, India under the supervision of Prof. K. Gunasekaran. Currently, his post-doctoral studies involve extensive research in metalloenzymes, including molybdenum, arsenic, and antimonite binding enzymes. Throughout his research, he has aimed to elucidate structural-functional relationships and catalytic mechanisms by using X-ray crystallography, conducting binding studies with ITC, and enzyme kinetics under both aerobic and anoxic conditions. Outside of his academic pursuits, he enjoys swimming, playing badminton, and cricket.
Dr. Nitai Giri
Nitai obtained his B.Sc at Vidyasagar University, his M.Sc. at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and his Ph.D. at University of Massachusetts Amherst.