Lab Members

PhD Students

Renjith M R (January 2015-Present)
Postgraduate in Zoology from Goa University, Goa
Funding: UGC

ranjithmr15@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:  Regulation of Kinetochore-Microtubule Interaction

My work involves the study of structural and mechanical aspects of mammalian kinetochore microtubule attachment and force coupling. My interest is to specifically explore the role of microtubule end binding proteins in this process, and how they couple kinetochore to a depolymerising microtubule during mitosis.

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Resmi Rajeev (August 2015-Present)
Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kerala
Funding: UGC

resmirajeev15@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:  Regulation of Centrosome Biogenesis

My interest lies on understanding the molecular details of centrosome mediated microtubule nucleation in animal cells. Specifically, I am studying the regulation of gamma tubulin ring complexes at the centrosome.

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Bhagya Lakshmi R (January 2016-Present)
Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kerala
Funding: DBT

bhagya16@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:  Regulation of Kinetochore-Microtubule interactions

My work focuses on the molecular regulators that maintains proper kinetochore-microtubule attachment. I mainly investigate the role of the +TIP proteins in the structural organization of outer kinetochore and its link to chromosome segregation defects.

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Vishnu M Nair (January 2017-Present)
Postgraduate in Biotechnology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kerala
Funding: CSIR

msvmnair17@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:  Regulation of Kinetochore-Microtubule interactions


My research project aims at understanding the molecular regulation of kinetochore re-organisation during mitosis and its role in maintaining the fidelity of microtubule-kinetochore attachment.

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Ushma Anand (August 2017-Present)
Postgraduate in Biochemistry from University of Delhi, Delhi
Funding: IISER TVM

anandushma17@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:   Regulation of centrosome and its associated signaling pathways


My work aims at exploring cellular consequences of deregulation in centrosomal proteins and the cell stage specific recruitment of key centriole duplication factors.

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Delvin K Pauly (January 2020 – Present)
Postgraduate in Biotechnology from University of Madras, Chennai
Funding: UGC

delvinkp20@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research:   Role of Ubiquitination in Kinetochore specific proteins’ regulation


My research study focuses on different E3 ligases and their ubiquitination mechanisms on kinetochore specific protein regulation during mammalian cell division.

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Swarnendu Mukhopadhyay (August 2020 – Present)
Postgraduate in Life Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (i PhD August 2018 batch)
Funding: MHRD

swarnendu.199718@iisertvm.ac.in

Area of Research: Regulation of protein complexes in centrosomal duplication

My research focus is to understand how several proteins associate or interact to form complexes and help mediate the duplication of centrosomes. I am specifically inclined to the kinase activities and site specific phosphorylation of these proteins, which leads to the initiation of the formation of the daughter centriole.

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