Dr. Swathi Alagesan

DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow, Synthetic Biology

Dr. Swathi Alagesan completed her Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Subsequently, she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay for a PhD. Under the guidance of Prof. Pramod Wangikar, she worked on studying the circadian rhythms in cyanobacteria. For her postdoctoral work, she joined Dr. Nigel Minton’s group at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre, University of Nottingham. During this time, she was involved in generating synthetic biology parts and using them for metabolic engineering of autotrophic bacteria. In 2017, she joined Anna University as a DST-INSPIRE Faculty. She moved to IBAB in 2020 and her current research is focussed on generating various synthetic biology tools, and using the insights obtained from flux analysis to engineer microorganisms for optimizing behaviour.

Further details are to be found at https://www.ibab.ac.in/research/dr-swathi-alagesan/