Growing up in a remote corner of a country that calls herself incredible, if one follows my path to UChicago, it would look like a gas particle in space. Outside my busy schedule of binge-watching and daydreaming, I often find myself trying to develop chemical tools to understand the immune system better. My success mantra is to love chemistry even when it is not working.
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
"Catalysts make reactions go faster. They lower activation energy, which is the indecision each reaction faces before committing to its path." - Wisdom of many chemists before me
Developing chemical tools for immune programming
Saikat Manna, William J. Howitz, Nathan J. Oldenhuis, Alexander C. Eldredge, Jingjing Shen, Fnu Naorem Nihesh, Melissa B. Lodoen, Zhibin Guan , and Aaron P. Esser-Kahn. Immunomodulation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome through Structure-Based Activator Design and Functional. ACS Central Science. 2018. Vol. 4 (8), Pg. 982-995.