B4 Science and Technology Fellowship Program is a collaborated initiative of IBAB and Harvard South Asia Institute, funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India and Department of IT, BT and S&T, Govt of Karnataka.
Under this program, up to five Science and Technology Fellowships for 2016-17 were available in fields related to the biosciences at Harvard University and other institutions in the Boston area.
A selection committee of eminent scientists from India and Harvard University reviewed the large number of applications and selected the following five candidates.
|Sl No||Post Doc||Educational Background||Current/ PhD Work||Current Faculty/ Lab||Current Institution||Faculty @ Harvard||Department/ Lab|
|1||Dr. Premananda Kaidas||PhD in Plant Biotechnology||Map based cloning and characterisation of TARANI a global regulator of Arabidopsis development||Prof. Utpal Nath/ MCBL||Indian Institute Of Science (IISc), Bangalore||Prof. Elena Kramer||Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology|
|2||Dr. Paravathi Sreekumar||Ph.D in Crop Physiology||Multiplication and field evaluation of transgenic mulberry for abiotic stress tolerance and suitability for silkworm rearing||Prof. Nataraja K N/ Dept of Crop Physiology||University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS),GKVK, Bangalore||Prof. Philippe Cluzel||Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology|
|3||Dr. Gayatri Ramakrishnan||PhD in computational biology||Recognition of structures, functions and interactions of proteins of pathogens: Implications in drug discovery||Prof. N. Srinivasan and Prof. Nagasuma Chandra/ MBU||Indian Institute Of Science (IISc), Bangalore||Prof. Martha Bulyk||Dept of Medicine/ Transcriptional regulation|
|4||Dr. Praveen Anand||Integrated Phd at IISc, Large-scale structural analysis of protein-ligand interactions: Exploring new paradigms in anti-tubercular drug discovery||Current research involves exploration of various post-transcriptional gene-regulatory mechanisms through development of novel computational workflows for
analysis of high-throughput next-gen sequencing datasets.
|Campus Fellow at Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem),||National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore||Prof. Sean Eddy||Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Applied Mathematics|
|5||Dr. Ramya Purkanti||PhD in Evolutionary Biology||Understanding the origins of compartments in eukaryotic cells using phylogenetic and experimental approaches.||Dr Mukund Thattai||National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore||Prof. Michael Desai||Dept of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology|