PicsArt_05-31-10.50.37.png
PicsArt_05-31-10.50.20.png
Scheme%2520and%2520Figure-DST-ECRA_edite

Principle Investigator

Photo-Rakesh.jpg

Rakesh K. Pathak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Sciences

IISER Berhampur Odisha India

Email: rkpathak@iiserbpr.ac.in

Office # 405

Telephone: (+91)-680-2227-759 (office), 746 (Lab)

Dr. Pathak received his undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Rajasthan and a master's degree (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from the Jiwaji University Gwalior. In the year 2006, he enrolled for a Ph.D. degree in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay under the supervision of Prof. C. P. Rao. During his Ph.D. tenure from 2006 to 2011, he worked on the synthesis and bio-interaction aspects of protein/enzyme mimic supramolecular system, such as calix[4]arene in a pathological context. He then moved to the United States and joined Nanotherapeutic Lab at the University of Georgia as a postdoctoral fellow. There he worked on the design, synthesis, and therapeutic aspects of platinum-based prodrugs, polymeric NPs, and mitochondria-targeted formulations against various cancers. In continuation of his interest and to gain further expertise in the aspects of translational therapeutics, he joined the Ohio State University in 2015 and was awarded the prestigious Pelotonia Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Comprehensive Cancer Center for transitioning from a postdoc Fellow to an independent researcher. In the year 2017, Dr. Pathak joined the Department of Chemical Sciences at IISER Berhampur as Assistant Professor and he is currently establishing a Laboratory of Biological Chemistry and Nanomedicine in this new and evolving Institute. In 2018, Dr. Pathak was awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship award by SERB-DST.

   Dr. Pathak’s current research interests align with the interfaces of synthetic inorganic & organic chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology. His research objectives are the design, synthesis, and characterization of medicinally important chemical compounds and their nanoformulations for targeted delivery in cancer.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Photo_Anup.jpg

Anup Kumar Pramanik, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemical Sciences

IISER Berhampur Odisha India

Email: pramanik@iiserbpr.ac.in 

Office # 402

Telephone: (+91)-680-2227-746

Anup Kumar Pramanik has received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. During his doctoral research, he worked on the development of metal-based cytotoxic complexes and their targeted delivery using biocompatible nanoparticles. Currently, he is pursuing his post-doctoral research in Dr. Pathak's Research Group. His research interest is platinum drugs, nanomedicine, and drug delivery in cancer therapy. Apart from research, he is interested in traveling and exploring new places.

Graduate/Ph.D. Students

Arka.jpg

Arka Banerjee

Ph.D. Student

Department of Chemical Sciences

IISER Berhampur Odisha India

Email: arkab@iiserbpr.ac.in 

Office # 208

Telephone: +91 680-2227-713 (office), 746 (Lab)

Arka is from Purulia, a district in West Bengal. He earned a B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal, in 2015. Later he moved to Uttar Pradesh for further studies and received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, in 2017. Arka joined in IISER Berhampur in July 2019 and currently working for his Ph.D. candidacy. His current research interests include the synthesis of metal drug conjugates and their targeted nanoparticle formulation for cancer treatment.

PIC MEGHA.jpg

Megha Biswas

Ph.D. Student

Department of Chemical Sciences

IISER Berhampur Odisha India

Email: meghab@iiserbpr.ac.in 

Office # 208

Telephone: +91 680-2227-713 (office), 746 (Lab)

Megha is from Kolkata, West Bengal. She earned her B.Sc. degree in chemistry from Calcutta University in 2016 and an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry (specialization inorganic) from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal in 2018. Megha joined IISER Berhampur in July 2019 and is currently working for her Ph.D. candidacy. Her current research interests include studying the use of combination therapeutic prodrugs and nanoparticles against cancer.

Undergraduate/Visiting Fellow

20180727173516_IMG_1480.JPG

Avinash Choudhury

BS-MS Chemistry Major Student

Department of Chemical Sciences

IISER Berhampur Odisha India

Email: avinash16@iiserbpr.ac.in 

Office # 402

Telephone: +91 680-2227-746 (Lab)

Avinash is from Cuttack, Odisha. He joined IISER Berhampur in 2016 and is currently in the 4th year of his BS-MS dual degree programme. He is an INSPIRE SCHOLAR ( 2016-2021) and has received the IAS summer research fellowship (2017). Through his previous internships, he gained some research exposure in the fields of Energy storage and Molecular sensors and is well equipped with day to day lab practices and techniques (e.g., column chromatography, spectroscopic techniques - IR, UV, fluorescence, and phosphorescence, etc.). Besides studies, he plays basketball for the college team and has represented IISER Berhampur in IISM's (2016-2019).