Santosh Kumar Jha

Santosh Kumar Jha, Ph.D.

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Senior Scientist & Assistant Professor (AcSIR),  CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (Jan 2014 - Present)


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Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), University of California, Berkeley, USA.  (Apr 2012 - Jan 2014)

Advisor: Prof. Susan Marqusee

Research was focused on understanding how side-chain packing interactions develop during protein folding and how it is influenced by the ribosomal environment.

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.  (Feb 2010 - Mar 2012)

Advisor: Prof. Steven G. Boxer

Research was focused on understanding the role of electric field fluctuations at enzyme active site in modulating catalysis.

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Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India. (Oct 2003 - Nov 2009)

Advisor: Prof. Jayant B. Udgaonkar 

Thesis title: Characterization of the nature of free-energy barriers during the folding and unfolding of small proteins.

Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (2010)

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M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. (Aug 2001 - Aug 2003)

Thesis title: Synthesis of novel organic ligands which can bind to soft metal ion like Ag (I).

Recipient of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (2003) 

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B.Sc. (H) Chemistry, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India. (July 1998 - July 2001) 

1st Division with Distinction

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