Dr. T. Tripathi

Biochemistry Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc., University of Allahabad
  • M.Sc., University of Mysore
  • Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Dr. Tripathi joined the Department of Biochemistry, NEHU as Assistant Professor in April 2009. He did his doctoral studies from JNU, New Delhi, India in the field of structural, functional and stability studies of redox-active proteins. He worked as CSIR-JRF (2005-2007), followed by CSIR-SRF (2007-2009) in Molecular and Structural Biology Division, CDRI, Lucknow. He also worked as a Project Trainee (2004-2005) in Department of Biophysics, AIIMS, New Delhi.

With research/teaching experience of >15 years, presently he is supervising three Ph.D. students and four project fellows. Three students have been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance. Dr. Tripathi has published >70 research papers, reviews, commentaries and viewpoints in high-class International Journals including, Biochem J, ACS Infect Dis, Trends Cell Biol, BBA-Gen Subj, Adv Parasitol, Arch Biochem Biophys, Sci Rep, ACS Chem Neurosci, Tuberculosis, BBRC, PLoS ONE, FEBS, Biochimie, BMC among others. He is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal- Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and PLoS One. He is also the Joint Secretary of the Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery Society, India, and the Management Council Member of the Biotech Research Society of India.

Dr. Tripathi has been a visiting faculty to ICGEB, New Delhi and Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He has handled ten independent research projects as PI from various national and international funding agencies including DBT, DST, SERB, UGC, ICMR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and Israel Science Foundation. He has received several Awards including Dr. D.M. Bose Award from the Indian Biophysical Society (2008), DST Fast track Young Scientist Project Award (2012), DBT Overseas Associateship Award (2012), Malviya Memorial Award (2017) by the Biotech Research Society of India, Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2018) by ICMR, and Young Scientist Award (2019) by the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists. In 2019, he has been elected as a Member of the Royal Society of Biology, London.

Dr. Tripathi has made significant contributions in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics of parasitic liver flukes. His work on protein-substrate interaction and dynamics, and understanding the roles of non-catalytic domains in regulating the catalytic activity of liver fluke proteins is of fundamental importance. His main focus of research lies in understanding the structure- function- folding- misfolding- aggregation- flexibility-dynamics relationship of proteins. He use multi-combinatorial approaches including biochemical, biophysical, molecular biology, and computational methods to address relevant problem. In addition, part of his research group is working on understanding the aggregation and fibrillation of pathogenic amyloidogenic proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases.

For list of publications and research details please visit personal webpage: www.ttripathi.webs.com

Awards:

  1. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) (2019)
  2. MNASc (Member of National Academy of Sciences) (2019)
  3. Young Scientist Award by ISCB (Indian Society of Chemists & Biologists) (2019)
  4. Malviya Memorial Award by BRSI (Biotech Research Society of India) (2017)