Dr. Shruthi Vembar

Assistant Professor, Molecular Parasitology
Joined IBAB in 2018.

Having obtained an M.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Biological Sciences from BITS-Pilani, Pilani, India, Dr. Shruthi S. Vembar moved to the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, for her PhD work. For her thesis, she studied the molecular basis of Hsp70-Hsp40 interactions in budding yeast under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey L. Brodsky. She then moved to Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, to work with Dr. Artur Scherf for her post-doctoral studies, which was supported by prestigious fellowships such as the EMBO LTF and Marie-Curie IIF and during which, she focused on understanding gene regulation in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Dr. Vembar joined IBAB in 2018 as a Faculty Scientist to head a research program in malaria molecular parasitology. She also received the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship from DBT for the year 2018.

Further details are to be found at https://www.ibab.ac.in/research/shruthi-s-vembar/