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Our Team


Dr. Vineet K Sharma, Associate Professor
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PhD Students

Darshan Dhakan, PhD Student
I joined the lab on July 2012 as a PhD Student. I am involed in carrying out the metagenomic analysis of different environments.

Rituja Saxena, PhD Student
I joined the lab in August 2014 as a PhD Scholar. I've completed my B.Sc. in Biotechnology (2010) from Jaipur National University, Jaipur and M.Sc. in Biotechnology (2012) from Dept. of Biotechnology and Bionformatics Centre, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. My current projects involve analysis of environmental and human-associated metagenomic samples using next-generation sequencing. My hobbies are cooking, reading books and doing creative art and craft work.

Parul Mittal, PhD Student
I joined the lab in August 2014 as a Ph. D. Student. I completed my B.tech in Biotechnology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida in 2014. During my graduation, I was involved in Nanoemulsion formulation for Antimicrobial Phytochemicals. Currently, I am involved in Taxonomic and Functional Analysis of Metagenomic data from different biomes. I like reading and listening music.

Shubham Jaiswal, PhD Student
I joined the lab in Aug 2015, as a PhD student. I completed my BS-MS Dual Degree from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal in June 2015. Previously, I worked in the field of experiemntal biology mainly in Biochemistry, structural biology and Biophysics. Currently I am mainly involved in the statistical modelling of the biological data for it's better management and analysis. Parallely I am also learning the NGS data collection and analysis methods. I love to travel and play online games.

Vishnu Prasoodanan, PhD Student
I joined in this lab in Dec. 2016 as a doctoral student. I completed my BS-MS Dual Degree from Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Bhopal. During my Masters research I have worked on reconstruction of bacterial and viral genomes from multiple metagenomes. Currently, I am working on Curation and analyses of NGS Metagenomic as well as metabolomic data from different environments (river, human gut and skin microbiome etc.). My hobbies are painting and digital art.

Shruti Mahajan, PhD Student
I joined the lab in December 2017. I have completed my B.Sc.(2015) and M.Sc.(2017) in Microbiology from Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore. Currently, I am working on Human gut microbiome. I like to do few paper and textile crafts like origami and macrame.

Abhisek Chakraborty , PhD Student
I joined MetaBioSys lab in August, 2018 as a Ph.D student, after completing M.Sc from Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. My area of interest is to understand the Genotype-Phenotype relationship through Genomics and Systemic approaches. Besides this, I am interested in metagenomic sample data analysis and machine learning approaches. I like watching sports and listening music in my free time.


Dollwin Matharu , PhD Student
I joined the metagenomics lab in August 2018, after graduating with a MSc in Biotechnology from Pune university. In my dissertation research project, I got a chance to work on gut-brain-microbiome interactions, and from then onwards developed interest in microbial metagenomics .In the present, I am learning the analysis of shotgun metagenomic data and will be working on gut microbiome using animal model systems. I spend most of my leisure time reading and listening to music, also, I write occasionally.


Kundan Kumar, PhD Student
I joined MetaBioSys laboratory as as Project Assistant in June 2016. Here, I am involved in molecular dyanamics simulation studies and computer aided drug designing. Before joining this laboratory, I have been working as Senior Research Fellow at NRCPB, New Delhi and as Research Assistant, at CIRBSc, Jamia Millia Islamia. My previous work experiances include transcriptome data analysis and structural and functional annotation of Hypothtical Protiens and modelling of gene regulator network. I completed M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. I love to play outdoor games, reading, listening soft music and travelling.


Aditya Sanjay Malwe, PhD Student
I joined the lab in January 2019 as a PhD student after completing my MSc in Microbiology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. My research experience is primarily in experimental microbiology having worked on Quorum Quenching Actinobacteria during my MSc. But here I am interested in combining experimental as well as computational approaches for metagenomic analysis. I play table tennis, i like to read and travel a lot.

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BS-MS Students

Ashwathi P, BS-MS Student
I have joined MetBioSys lab in July 2018 for my final year BS-MS thesis work where I got a chance to work on gut microbe interactions by using the Drosophila model. During my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunities to do a few internships in diverse fields of biology which help me to gain valuable research experiences. Apart from this, I am very much fond of traveling.

Shitij Manojkumar Agarwal, BS-MS Student
I joined the MetaBioSys Group in June 2018 for my MS Thesis work. As I had done a previous summer internship in the same laboratory, I had already experienced the 'dry lab' aspect of research. I am involved in Machine Learning and Tool Development. My hobbies include quizzing, watching movies and TV shows and playing lawn tennis.

Shruti S. Menon, BS-MS Student
I joined the MetaBioSys lab in July 2018 for my final (thesis) year. Currently, I am involved in sequencing,assembly and annotation of novel bacterial species from environmental samples.During my undergraduate years, I have done summer projects in the Molecular biology and Bioinformatics lab. My previous project was taxonomical identification of sponge associated-bacterial isolates. My interests are trekking, swimming, playing table tennis, dancing and reading mystery novels.

Akhilesh Khamkar, BS-MS Student
I joined MetaBioSys lab for my final year BS-MS thesis work. Here, I got opportunity to work on metagenomics and bioinformatics related project. I am interested in Science, Philosophy, Indian culture, Indian history.


Past Members
Dr. Ankit Gupta, as PhD Student >> Currently Lead Research Engineer at Siemens Healthineers Bengaluru
Dr. Ashok K Sharma, as PhD Student >> Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Minnesota
Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, as Postdoctoral Fellow >> Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Connecticut Health Center
Dr. Sudheer Gupta, as Postdoctoral Fellow >> Currently Research Scientist at AIIMS Bhopal
Dr. Abhijit Maji, as Postdoctoral Fellow >> Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at South Dakota State University
Sonia Vidushi Gupta, as Project Assistant >> Current a PhD at University of South Florida, USA
Ankita Roy, as BS-MS Student >> Currently a PhD Student at University of Georgia, USA
Dipesh Chothwe, as BS-MS Student >> Cuurently a PhD Student at TIFR, Mumbai
Vibhuti Shastri, as BS-MS Student >> Current a PhD Student at IISc, Banglore
Harish K, as BS-MS Student >> Currently Project Student at CCMB, Hyderabad
Prashant Waiker, Project Student >> Currently a PhD Student at University of North Carolina, USA
Midhun K Madhu, as BS-MS Student >> Currently a PhD Student at IISER Bhopal
Nikhil Chaudhary, as BS-MS Student >> Currently an Entrepreneur
Pratik Labhane, as BS-MS Student >> Currently working as Bank Manager
Rohan Kapil, as BS-MS Student >> Preparing for Civil Services
Enosh Philips, as MTech Student >> Currently a Faculty at St. Aloysius college
Bhavya Revathy, as BS-MS Student >> Preparing for Management
Nistharsha D R, as BS-MS Student
Parikshit Thoudam, as BS-MS Student >> Preparing for Civil Services
Shreya Gupta, as BS-MS Student >> Pursuing higher studies
Gopal Narayan Srivastava, as BS-MS Student and JRF >> Currently a PhD Student at Ohio State University