Muhammed Shafeek primarily focuses on NMR methodologies for probing invisible states of large molecular complexes like protein-surface interactions including quantum dots and pathological seeds, which have a high molecular weight. Shafeek predominantly employs advanced NMR relaxation techniques such as DEST NMR, CPMG RD etc. Muhammed Shafeek has also participated in numerous conferences and was awarded the Jharana Rani Samal Research Scholar award by Nuclear Magnetic resonance society of India (NMRS) for the year 2022.
Dr. Jiji A.C
Dr Jiji worked in factors determining the aggregation propensities and fibril propagation using various tau constructs. She also probed the conformational changes occurring due to the presence of metal ions such as Zn2+ and Cu2+. Currently, Dr. Jiji A.C is a post-doctoral fellow at University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Dr. Shine A predominantly employed NMR methods like residual dipolar couplings to elucidate the behavior of proteins forming multimeric complexes like Ubiquitin and end-binding protein EB1 (+TIP). In addition to studying protein-quantum dot interactions, Dr Shine has also demonstrated the influence of GTP on EB1 and has probed the role of SxIP motif in ligand bindings using NMR and biophysical techniques etc., Dr Shine is a post-doctoral fellow at University of Oklahoma,
Dr Parvathy Jayan has studied the membrane protein orthologs hVDAC3 and OsVDAC3 using conventional biophysical and electrophysiological techniques. She has also studied the self-aggregation behavior of R3R4 tau construct through solution NMR techniques and explored the solid-state NMR of fibrils. Dr Parvathy is currently working with Dr. Lukaz Joachimiak at the university medical center, Texas as a post-doctoral fellow.
Dr.DHanya S R
Dr Dhanya SR worked primarly in standardization of expression and purification of the prion domain of mammalian CPEB3 protein (mCPEB3) and was the first person to do so. She also employed ssNMR and 3D solution NMR for the identification of the fibril core of PRD1 domain. She has also paved the way for future researchers working on CPEB3. Currently, Dr. Dhanya S R is working with Prof. Seimer at the university of Southern California.