Ph.D in Chemistry from TIFR, University of Mumbai, INDIA in 1990,
Title: ‘Electronic and structural  studies on model hemes by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy‘,  Mentor: Prof. Samaresh Mitra FNA, FASc, FNASc.
M.Sc. in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), from University of Burdwan, West Bengal, INDIA in 1984
B.Sc in Chemistry, from Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, INDIA in 1982


Research Associate at T.I.F.R, Bombay   (1990 — 1991)
Fellow  at T.I.F.R., Bombay  (1991 — 1996)
Post doc. with Prof. H. Allen O. Hill, FRS, University of Oxford, UK (1992-1993)
Reader  at  T.I.F.R., Bombay  (1996 – 1999)
Associate Professor at  T.I.F.R., Mumbai  (1999 –2006)
Professor at  T.I.F.R., Mumbai  (2006 –)
Visiting Research Scientist at Department of Chemistry, Princeton University,  USA (2001-2002)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Biozentrum, University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Prof. Bernd Ludwig (March 2003 -June, 2003)


Prof. B.C. Haldar Memorial Award  from Indian Chemical Society,  Calcutta in  1988
INSA Medal for Young Scientists from  Indian National Science  Academy, New Delhi  in 1991
NMR Medal for Young Scientists from  Bruker, India in 1992
Geeta Udgaonkar Memorial Award for best thesis from  TIFR, Bombay  in 1993
Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Award from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi in 1996
Young Associate  of  Indian Academy of Sciences,  Bangalore  1991-1996
Affiliate Member,  IUPAC , 1995- 1998
Chemical Research Society of India, Bronze Medal  2001

Current Research Interests :

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Redox processes in Biological Systems with special interest on oxidases, oxygenases and peroxidases. Enzyme kinetics, Protein stability and unfolding-refolding processes, protein engineering. (See Research description)

Circular dichroism, Stopped-flow, micro-calorimetry, protein mass spectrometry (ESI-MS & MALDI-MS), protein engineering techniques, high-resolution NMR and time-resolved fluorescence

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Email: shyamal-at-tifr-dot-res-dot-in