BSBE Faculty

Ashwani Kumar Thakur


Contact Information:
Email: akthakur[at]
Tel:(91) 512-259-4077
Fax:  (91) 512-259-4010

Academic Background:

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Thakur obtained his PhD from Institute of Microbial Technology and Panjab University, Chandigarh. He did his Post Doctoral work at University of Tennessee Medical Center and Pittsburg Medical School. He is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry.  Prior to joining IIT-Kanpur, he worked as a Senior Manager in Biologics Development Center, Dr Reddy's Laboratories. He joined BSBE on 6th May 2010.

Research Interests:

Dr. Thakur would like to decipher structural and biophysical basis of aggregation of proteins in human diseases and utilize this information for therapeutic design. Another area of interest is to utilize self assembly of proteins in material sciences and bioengineering applications. He is also interested in method development, characterization, stability, process development and formulation of biopharmaceuticals.