Ph.D Students

Ph.D. Students (Current and Alumni)


Ph.D Students at Raghava's Group

Ms. Sherry Bhalla

Background: She is graduated from GGDSD College,Chandigarh in Bioinformatics. She did M.Sc. in System Biology & Bioinformatics from Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Area of Interest: Data Mining and Prediction of Therapeutic peptides.

Present Status: Analysis of proteomics data to mine biomarkers from biofluids.

Mr. Salman Sadullah Usmani

Background: Salman Sadullah Usmani, an AMU alumnus, earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. He was awarded University Gold Medal and Dr. J. I. Memorial Gold Medal for campus level extraordinary academic performance. Exposure to study molecular interaction in his M.Sc. Biotechnology motivated him to explore modern biology using computers. Currently, he is thesis graduate student in IMTECH with Dr. G. P. S. Raghava.

Area of interest: Immunoinformatics, Peptide informatics, Aims at developing unique peptides able to cross cell boundary milieu for efficient delivery of drugs as smart cell transfer agent.

Present Status: Understanding immunoinformatics and expeimental design for efficient cell penetrating peptides.

Mr. Piyush Agrawal

Background: Piyush Agrawal belongs to Gorakhpur (U.P). He did his graduation in B.Sc (Hons.) Microbiology from Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi in 2011. He did his post graduation in M.Sc Bioinformatics from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak in 2013 and was Gold Medalist.

Area of interest: Development of novel assay methods for potential drug targets, Chemiinformatics, Immunoinformatics, Cancer genomics and Personalized medicine development.

Present Status: Understanding the mechanism of protein-peptide,protein-ligand interactions and developing the antibodies specific to antigen using in silico approaches

Mr. Rajesh Bhardwaj

Background: Rajesh Bhardwaj belongs to Kaithal (Haryana). He did his graduation in Biotechnology (honours) from Kurukshetra university Kurukshetra, Haryana. He did his post graduation in Biotechnology from Kurukshetra University kurukshetra.

Area of interest:  Data mining, designing anticancer molecules, software development and artificial intellligence.

Present Status: Designing anticancer molecules and their experimental validation in lab.

Ms. Harpreet Kaur

Background: She is Graduated in Biotechnology from S.D. College, Barnala (Punjabi University Patiala) and has completed Post Graduation in MSc(Hons) Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. She has also worked as Worked as Lecturer (Department of Biotechnolgy) in S.D. College, Barnala, Punjab.

Area of interest: Bioinformatic approach for designing the cancer-homing peptides and other therapeutic peptides with their experimenatal validation, Development of databases.

Present Status: Understanding the in silico approach for designing the cancer-homing peptides and its experimental design.

Mr. Vinod Kumar

Background: He did his graduation in Biotechnology from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He did his post graduation in Marine Biotechnology from Goa University.

Area of interest: Using in silico and experimental approaches to develop therapeutic and diagnostics for infections diseases.

Present Status: Development of control strategies in infectious diseases.

Ms. Dilraj Kaur

Background: She did her graduation in B.Tech Biotechnology from Amity University, Lucknow(2011-2015). She did her post graduation in M.Tech Computational biology from Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITD), New Delhi.

Area of interest: Big data Science, Clinical- Informatics, Immunoinformatics, Structural bioinformatics, Personalized medicine development.

Present Status: Understanding different aspects of Machine - learning for Biomedical application and Big data analysis.

Ms. Neelam Sharma

Background: Neelam Sharma belongs to Aligarh (U.P.).She did her graduation in B.Sc. Biotechnology from Gagan College of Management & Technology, Aligarh in 2013.She did her post graduation in M.Sc. Biotechnology from GLA University, Mathura in 2015 and was awarded, Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance. She had also worked as Lecturer (Department of Biotechnology) in GCMT, Aligarh, U.P.

Area of interest: Her research interests are in Immunoinformatics, Development of Databases.

Present Status: Understanding the Advancements in the field of Vaccine-Informatics.


Students who completed PhD at Raghava's Group


Dr. Harpreet Kaur

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2000-2004

Present Status: Bioinformatican at Enright Group, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Manoj Bhasin

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2001-2004

Present Status: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director Bioinformatics.

Dr. Biju Issac

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2001-2005

Present Status: Staff Scientist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, State of Columbia, USA.

Dr. Manish Kumar

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2003-2008

Present Status: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biophysics, 3rd Floor Biotech Building, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi -110021

Dr. Sudipto Saha

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2002-2006

Present Status: Scientist, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

Dr. Sneha L. Pandey

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2004-2009

Present Status: Post doctoral Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA.

Dr. Nitish K. Mishra

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2005-2010

Present Status: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Dr. Firoz Ahmad

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2005-2010

Present Status: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

Dr. Mamoon Rashid

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2005-2010

Present Status: Marine Microbial Ecology, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST.

Dr. Ruchi

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2007-2010

Present Status: NA.

Dr. Arti Garg

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:NA

Present Status: NA.

Dr. H. Rahman Ansari

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2006-2011

Present Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathogen genomics Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Deepak Singla

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2008-2013

Present Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, ICMR, New Delhi, India.

Dr. Surendra Vikram

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2008-2013

Present Status: Post Doc. University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dr. Ravi Kumar

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2008-2013

Present Status: Post doctoral fellow at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, State of Columbia, USA.

Dr. Jagat S. Chauhan

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2008-2013

Present Status: Post doctoral fellow at University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Bharat Panwar

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2008-2013

Present Status: Post doctoral fellow at La Jolla institute for allergy and immunology.

Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2009-2014

Present Status: Scientist at NIPGR, New Delhi, India.

Dr. Sudheer Gupta

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2009-2014

Present Status: Research Scientist I, Regional Virology Laboratory, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal, M.P., India

Dr. Harinder Singh

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2009-2014

Present Status: Staff Scientist at Craig Venter Institute, USA.

Dr. Rahul Kumar

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2010-2015

Present Status: Postdoctoral research fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center, New York.

Dr. Kumardeep Chaudhary

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2010-2015

Present Status: Post Doc Fellow at University of Hawaii, Cancer Center.

Dr. Sandeep Dhanda

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2010-2015

Present Status: Post Doc Fellow at La Jolla institute for allergy and immunology, USA.

Dr. Sandeep Singh

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2012-2017

Present Status: Post Doc Fellow at University of Virginia, USA.

Dr. Arun Sharma

Worked as: Ph.D. student. 

Year:2010-2017

Present Status: Post Doc Fellow at National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), Noida (UP)

Mr. Gandharv Nagpal

Background: He passed his graduation B.Sc Hons. in (Zoology) from Hans Raj College, (Delhi University). He did M.Sc (Biomedical Sciences) from Dr. B.R Ambedkar center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi. 

Ph.D Research Topic:Role of methylation in Cancer.

Present Status: Developement of a database of gene methylation in pancreatic cancer.

Ms. Deepika Mathur

Background: She did her graduation (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) from Navyug Girls Degree College, Lucknow (Lucknow University). She did M.Sc (Biotechnology) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P.

Ph.D Research Topic: Rational designing of Therapeutic Peptides

Present Status: In-silico study for optimization of stability of therapeutic peptides.

Mr. Ritesh Kumar

Background: He did his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (MIT) Karnataka. He completed his M.Tech in Advanced Instrumentation Engineering from AcSIR, New Delhi.

Area of interest: His research interests are Machine learning, Bioinformatics.

Present Status: He is working as a scientist in CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh, INDIA. Currently he is working on understanding smell using machine learning techniques.

Ms. Rishemjit Kaur

Background: She did her B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation from Thapar University, Patiala. She completed her M.Tech in Advanced Instrumentation Engineering from AcSIR, New Delhi.

Area of interest: Her research interests are Machine learning, Bioinformatics and Optimization methods.

Present Status: She is working as a scientist in CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh, INDIA. Currently she is working on understanding opinion dynamics based optimization.