Gopinatha Suresh Kumar

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India


Gopinatha Suresh Kumar was born in Tiruvalla (Kerala, India). He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Delhi (Delhi, India) in 1987. Subsequently, he joined as a Scientist the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Kolkata), a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Government of India), where he worked extensively on polymorphic nucleic acid structures and small molecule interaction with these structures. He was a Visiting Scientist at the laboratory of Professor Maria Tomasz at the Department of Chemistry, Hunter College of the City University of New York (New York, NY, USA) during the periods between 1993 and 1995 and 1999 and 2001, studying the various aspects of DNA alkylation of the clinically used anticancer agent Mitomycin C and its reductive metabolite 2,7-diaminomitosene. Since 2004, he heads the Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory of the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences (Allahabad, India). His areas of research include biophysical chemistry, structural biology, and spectroscopy with particular emphasis on molecular recognition, nucleic acid polymorphic structures, and small molecule interactions. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in these fields.

Biography Updated on 15 April 2013

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