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  Ph.D. Students  

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Sourbh Rankawat

Sourbh completed his B.Sc. in Life sciences from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur in 2017. He completed his M.Sc. in Botany (Biotech.) from Fergusson College, Pune in the year 2019. During his M.Sc., Sourabh pursued an internship at the Arid Forest research institute, Jodhpur, and a dissertation project at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. After completion of his M.Sc. degree, he joined the Locust Warning Organization (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare) as a scientific officer. Sourbh qualified for the GATE and DBT JRF fellowships, and he joined the full-time Ph.D. program at IIT Hyderabad in 2020. Sourbh is investigating the temporal regulation of the host-parasite interactions in malaria and the possible diurnal variation in the transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome during the
infection using a muti-omics approach.


Apoorva Bhatnagar
Apoorva received her undergraduate degree in Life Science from the IIS University, Jaipur, in 2014. Later she completed her postgraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Oncology from Amity University, Noida, in 2018. During her M.Sc., she underwent two extensive training from Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation, Hyderabad, and The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai. Following her Masters, she joined the Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Research as a JRF. She qualified for the ICMR-JRF and GATE examinations in 2021 and joined the IIT Hyderabad-Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) Joint Doctoral Program. Apoorva is keen to understand the circadian regulation of prominent mood stabilizers for the therapeutic benefit in mood disorders. She is trying to decipher the molecular mechanism of action of a few promising drugs used for treating mood disorders using integrated multipronged proteomics approaches.


Srishti Banerjee

Srishti completed her graduation in Microbiology from Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, University of Calcutta, in 2017. She pursued her post-graduation from the Department of Microbiology, University of Calcutta. During her masters, Srishti worked as a summer trainee at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata. After completing her M.Sc., Srishti worked at the CSIR-IICB again as a project fellow. Srishti qualified for the GATE in 2019 and CSIR-UGC NET in 2020. She joined the Ph.D. program at the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad, in 2021. She has also received a prime minister research fellowship in cycle 9, 2022. Srishti works on the enigmatic association between ageing, sleep, and circadian rhythms. Her primary focus is to deduce the molecular pathways and markers of age-induced alterations in the circadian timekeeping system using high throughput multi-omics-based technology. She is also interested in exploring the lesser-investigated avenues of geriatric therapy using time-tailored drug administration approaches.

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Sandip Das

Sandip completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc., both in Zoology from the University of Calcutta, in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Sandip qualified for the GATE and CSIR-UGC NET in 2020. He entered the Ph.D. program of the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Hyderabad, in 2021. Apart from education and research, he has an interest in music, sports, and exploring nature.His research's primary focus is to comprehensively map and understand the circadian oscillations at the phosphoproteome and kinome levels and decipher their role in various disease progression.

Shreyayukta Chakraborty

Shreyayukta completed her B.Tech in Biotechnology from Sathyabama institute of science and technology. During her B.Tech, Shreyayukta pursued an internship at IIsc Bangalore. She completed her M.Tech in Biotechnology from NIT Durgapur. She qualified for GATE BT (2020) and DBT JRF category 1 (2021) and joined IIT HYDERABAD as a full-time Ph.D. in 2022. She has also received a prime minister research fellowship in cycle 10, 2023. Shreyayukta studies the association between circadian rhythm and cardiovascular functioning. She primarily focuses on determining how circadian machinery control pharmacological medications for an enhanced therapeutic index in treating a range of cardiovascular disorders using high throughput multi-omics techniques.

  Master's  Students  


Nabamita Haldar

Nabamita completed her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from T.H.K. Jain College Kolkata in 2019. During her B.Sc., she pursued an internship at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. She has qualified for JAM 2020 and joined NIT Rourkela, pursuing her M.Sc. in Life Sciences in 2020. During her M.Sc, she worked as a SIRE intern at NIT Rourkela for 3 months. She has qualified for GATE BT and XL (2022) and then joined for M.Tech. in Biotechnology at IIT Hyderabad in 2022.  Currently, she is primarily focused on understanding the intricate workings of the circadian clock and its overall impact on behavior. To achieve this, she is working diligently with the model organism Drosophila melanogaster, meticulously observing its behavioral changes in response to the circadian rhythm.

Project Staff


Saibal Saha

Saibal completed his B.Sc. from Vidyasagar College, University Of Calcutta, in 2019. He pursued his M.Sc. from the University Of Kalyani in 2021. During his post-grad, he completed his master’s thesis jointly from Genome Science, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Department of Botany and placed first class 4th position in the university. He has also received Dr. N.K. Bhattacharya Award for securing the highest marks in Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Plant Breeding. After completing his M.Sc. He joined a six months internship programme in Circadian Rhythms and Disease Biology Laboratory, IIT Hyderabad in 2022. Saibal qualified for the ICAR in 2022 and GATE in 2023. Presently he is working again in the Circadian lab as a project JRF for his research work. Apart from academics, he is passionate about Art and pursued Shilpa Ratna and Shilpa Visharad from SBPKK, Chandigarh Board in 2014 and 2016 respectively. 

Lab Interns

Sweta Das

BS-MS dual degree student


Saibal Saha

Master of Science (Botany)

University of Kalyani

Atharva Mahale

BS-MS dual degree student


Fatima Sarwar

(BTech-MTechDual Degree  student

Integral University-Lucknow

Nikita Chakraborty

MSc Genome Studies, University of Kalyani

Arkaprava Paul

BTech CSE UG student, Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata 

Sunidhi Bisht

Postgraduate Diploma in Molecular Diagnostic, Jamia Milia Islamia University

Dorothy Junia

BSc, St Francis College for Women


Puppala Alekhya (M.Tech Student)

Current position: The University of Alabama, Alabama, United States

Arpita Kannihalli (M.Tech Student)

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