ISB Lab Members


Shruthi Viswanath
Shruthi Viswanath
Asst. Professor (Reader-F)
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Shruthi has an undergraduate degree in engineering, obtaining her B. Tech from NITK Surathkal. She completed her PhD from the University of Texas Austin working on protein-protein docking in the lab of Prof Ron Elber. She then moved to UCSF as a postdoc in the lab of Prof Andrej Sali where she worked on integrative structure determination. She has been in NCBS since late 2019.

Shreyas Arvindekar
Shreyas Arvindekar
Integrated Ph.D. 2019
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Shreyas has a Bachelors in Microbiology from Fergusson College, Pune. He is interested in cryo-EM, integrative modeling, as well as method development at the interface of the two. He has worked on integrative structure determination of chromatin remodeling assemblies and optimizing representation for integrative modeling. He is currently performing cryo-electron microscopy to deduce the structure of the nuclear assemblies. Above all he is motivated to get a coffee machine.

Kartik Majila
Kartik Majila
Ph.D. 2021
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Kartik completed his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from DU, New Delhi and M.Sc. Biotechnology from JNU, New Delhi. He is interested in protein assemblies and machine learning. His work in the lab focuses on integrative modeling of HDAC corepressor complexes and developing machine learning methods for improving integrative modeling. His primary job in the lab is to plan and organize parties. Has an expertise in PJs and memes, and you can hear him talking in reference every now and then. Catch it if you can.

Muskaan Jindal
Muskaan Jindal
Ph.D. 2022
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Muskaan completed her B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences from DU, New Delhi and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from JNU, New Delhi. She is interested in modeling mitochondrial assemblies and integrative structure determination using cryo-electron tomograms. She likes to cook and read psychological thrillers.


Former members: What they did and where they are now.

Trainees (6 months +)

Satwik Pasani
Graduate Trainee & Intern 2020-23

PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Labs

Varun Ullanat
Graduate Trainee 2021-22

MS Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Kavya S. Menon
Graduate Trainee 2020-21

MS Pathology, Boston University

Short-term trainees

Joydeep Mahata
Summer Intern 2023

BS-MS, IACS Kolkata

Sajith K.P.
Project Associate Nov 2022- Jan 2023

PhD, TU Graz

Nikhil Anand
Intern Dec 2022-Jan 2023

B.Tech, IIT Madras

Kshitij Roodkee
Summer Intern 2022

B.Tech, NIT Hamirpur

Praveen Roy
Graduate Trainee 2021-22

Data Scientist, Next Big Innovation

Arastu Pandey
Summer Intern 2021


Nikhil Kasukurthi
Intern 2020

Senior Data Scientist,