Principal Investigator

Ph.D students

Nisha Patel

Nisha has completed B.Sc in Biological Sciences and M.Sc in Microbiology. As the first PhD student in the lab, Nisha is working to understand the function and regulation of KIF13A motors during recycling endocytosis.

 

Nisha will carry out her post-doctoral work on myosin VI and GPCRs with Dr. Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan at the University of Minnesota, USA. We wish her the best of luck!

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Dipeshwari Shewale

Dipeshwari has completed Masters from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) - Pune. She joined as a Ph.D. Scholar at IIT Gandhinagar in December 2017 and is interested in understanding the role of different post-translational modifications on the microtubules and how they regulate kinesin motor proteins.  In her free time, she enjoys nature photography, reading, and dance.

Junior Research Fellow

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Ruchi Kumari

Ruchi has completed B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar. Currently, she is working as a JRF at IIT Gandhinagar on Kinesin 3 motor proteins to understand their auto-regulation features and mechanisms.

M.Tech. students

Aravintha Siva

Aravintha Siva is a Master's student interested in understanding the role of motor proteins in cell division. He studies the regulatory mechanism of a mitotic kinesin, KIF14, and investigates the molecular relay of events during this process. Aravintha likes to interact with people and loves to try new food! 

He is admitted to the doctoral program in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  We wish him the best of luck!

 Surabhi Sharma

Surabhi Sharma completed her B.Tech in biotechnology from MPUAT, Udaipur. She is a Master's student in Biological Engineering, investigating the role of Kinesin-3 motor, KIF13B, in endocytic pathways.

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Interns

Swasti Shree

Swasti is currently a graduate student at Banasthali University. She had joined the lab for a summer internship. She won the "Best Diary" award for maintaining her lab notebook. Congratulations, Swasti!