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Principal Investigator

Dr. Prasad Kasturi


I completed my Bachelor's degree in BSc (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) from Silver Jubilee Govt Degree College, Kurnool and in Education (B.Ed) from Osmania University, Hyderabad. I obtained MSc (Biotechnology) from School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University. After spending a year as a project assistant at CCMB, Hyderabad, I moved to Switzerland for PhD (Department of Biology, University of Fribourg). After getting PhD, I worked briefly as a visiting fellow at University of Lyon, France. Later, I moved to Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Germany. I was in the lab of Prof. Ulrich Hartl at Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry as a postdoc and group leader. I joined IIT-Mandi as Assistant Professor in December 2019. [more]

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PhD Scholars

Prajnadipta Panda, DST- INSPIRE Fellow

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Pritam Mukherjee, PhD Scholar

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Rushali Kamath, PhD Scholar

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Iram Parveen Ansari, PhD Scholar

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Prasun Kumar Bhunia, JRF

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Master students

Sweta Mondal (2022-2023)


I am pursuing my M. Tech in Biotechnology from IIT Mandi. I did my B. Tech in Biotechnology from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata,2020. I will be doing my master thesis under Dr. Prasad Kasturi titled "Anti-aging potential of selected small molecules in C. elegans". Previously I had done summer research work at Fortis Hospital (Histopathology Department) and at NIT Rourkela. 
My hobbies include reading, gardening, and spending time with my pets.

Vishwajeet Raj (2022-2023)

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I completed my B. Tech in Biotechnology from NIT Warangal in 2021 and joined IIT Mandi in August 2021. Currently, I have joined Dr. Prasad Kasturi’s lab and will be working on “Functional analysis of novel proteins during stress and aging”. My hobbies include chess, table tennis, and listening to songs.

Research Interns


Alice Ronita Roy
IISER Kolkata
June 2022

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Panjab University
June 2022


Neha Agyal (2020-2021)

Chandan Kumar Pradhan (2021-22)

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