Primary Faculty


Amitabha Bandyopadhyay


Skeletal development and differentiation.

Arun Kumar Shukla


Structural biology; cellular signaling; combinatorial biology

Ashok Kumar


Downstream processing; affinity interactions and cell separations; nanotechnology; biomaterials; tissue engineering

Ashwani Kumar Thakur


Protein aggregation in diseases and therapeutic design; self assembly of proteins; biopharmaceuticals

Bushra Ateeq


Molecular oncology and cancer therapeutics

Dhirendra S. Katti (Head)


Tissue engineering; controlled drug delivery system; biomaterials

Ganesh, S


Neurobiology of disorders, stress biology, and human genetics

Hamim Zafar (jointly with CSE)


Computational biology; probabilistic modeling; single-cell biology; evolution and cancer

Jayandharan G. Rao


Gene therapy, Human molecular genetics

Jonaki Sen


Vertebrate neuronal development

Mainak Das


Bio-electricity, green energy, physiology, and sensor

Nitin Gupta


Neuroscience; insect olfaction; computational biology; digital interventions for mental health

Nitin Mohan (Joining Dec 2018)


Optical engineering; super-resolution microscopy; applications in neurodegenerative disorders, lysosomal storage disease & cancer

Pradip Sinha


Drosophila cancer genetics and therapeutics

Sankararamakrishnan, R.


Modeling and simulation of biomolecules; bioinformatics

Saravanan Matheshwaran


Chromatin dynamics and DNA repair


Adjunct Faculty


Animangsu Ghatak (Primary Affiliation: Chemical Engineering)


Bio-inspired design of engineering materials; Adhesion and friction; fracture of soft thin sheets

Sandeep Verma(Primary Affiliation: Chemistry)


Metal-nucleobase interactions, peptide/protein self-assembly, and programmable soft matter.

Sovan Das(Primary Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering)


Mechanics of biological membranes, Continuum Mechanics and Granular Mechanics


Visiting Faculty


Amitabha Chattopadhyay(Primary Affiliation: CCMB, Hyderabad)


Membrane and Receptor Biology

Balganesh, T. S.(Primary Affiliation: C-MMACS, Bangalore)


Drug discovery; Medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry

Ramesh Hariharan (Primary Affliliation: Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore)


Computational biology; Bioinformatics; DNA Diagnostics

Samir K. Brahmachari(Primary Affiliation: IGIB, New Delhi)


Functional Genomics, Open Source Drug Discovery


Former Faculty


Anupam Pal 


Years of service at BSBE: 2006-2012.

Subramaniam, K.


Years of service at BSBE: 2002-2015. Now at IITM.

Balaji Prakash


Years of service at BSBE: 2002-2016. Now at CFTRI, Mysore.