Dr. Soumendra Rana, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor (Chemistry and Biosciences) at the School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India. He received his PhD in broad area of Molecular Biophysics from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India), followed by post-doctoral training, respectively from University of Arizona, Tucson (USA), Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis (USA), and Saint Louis University School of Medicine (USA). He is interested in understanding the structure function relationship in peptide and protein binding G-protein Coupled Receptors (GPCR). His laboratory aims to devise methods and molecules (organic and bio-organic) for selective targeting of GPCRs in tissues for potential discovery of therapeutic leads, by recruiting a chemical biology approach, comprising a variety of computational biology, molecular biophysics and molecular biology techniques. He routinely publishes in reputed international journals, including presentations in both national and international conferences.
G-protein Coupled Receptors; Signal Transduction; Molecular Modeling and Computational Biology; Chemical & Cellular Biology; Protein-Protein Interactions; Protein Design and Engineering; Drug Design and Discovery.