CHEMICAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
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.
WET CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
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.