Biography

Dr.Karunakar Kar is an Assistant Professor of Bioipysics at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi. He has obtained his Ph.D. In 2005, under supervision of Prof. Nand Kishore, from the Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai and the thesis work was on “Biophysical studies on the interactions of some ion and cosolutes/cosolvents with proteins”. After completion of his Ph.D., he worked as postodoctoral research associate in Rutgers Medical School, USA in Prof. Barbara Brodsky’s Laboratory afterwhich he has also completed his postdoctoral research in Prof. Ronald Wetzel’s Laboratory in the Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Prior to joining School of Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, he worked as an Assisant Professor in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ), Rajashan. He has more than 14 years of teaching and research experience. He teaches Nanobioscience, Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology to both msc. And Ph.D students. His research work focuses on Biophysical and Biomaterials related projects which include designing of peptide and protein based nanoformulations, using a combination of biophysical and computational tools, to target selected biological systems. His research work has been published in established journals, such as Nature Structural and Molecular Biology,ACS Nano, Ageing Research Reviews, ACS-Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Langmuir, Biochemistry, Nature Communications, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces and Scientific Reports. His current research is focusing on desiging of antiamyloid nanoformulations using both in vitro and cell systems. His work also focuses on the metabolite self-assembly into nanostructures and its disease relevance.


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