We are also involved in exploiting the Lewis acidity of tricoordinate boron to develop boron-based proteasome inhibitors (BPI) and understand the differences in the catalytic activity of multiple proteolytic sites in both eukaryotic and bacteria proteasomes. Our long-range goals to utilize the acquired knowledge to design novel BPIs to control proteasome activities in specific diseases. We are also actively pursuing the design and development of small molecule-based luminophores for bioimaging.  We recently set up a Chemical/micro/molecular biology laboratory with a facility to handle both bacterial and mammalian cells. Our lab facilities also include biosafety cabinet, CO2-incubator, electrophoresis, refrigerated centrifuge, Liquid N2 storage container, Cryocan, Gel-doc, blotting, fluorescence microscope, orbital shaker, deep freezer, freezes ( -50, -20, and 4 degrees), stirrers, vortex mixer, autoclave, etc.



Our group's research is highly interdisciplinary, involving aspects of organic, organometallic, polymer, and Nanomaterials chemistry. We are involved in the design and synthesis of new molecules/materials containing p-block elements for potential application in the field of Catalysis, Molecular Electronics, and Chemosensory materials. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to carry out all types of chemical and materials synthesis. Four-port Glove box Fume hood, non-grease special Schlenk lines to carry out air and moisture sensitive reactions. Immersion coolers (up to -120 degrees) to carry out low-temperature reactions. Rotary evaporators, water circulation systems, high-pressure reactors, Programmable hydrothermal oven, solvent distillation setup, microwave oven, refrigerators, hot-air oven, vacuum pumps, sonicator, balances, orbital shaker, HPLC are available.