Khushabu Thakur, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Braunschweig Lab, Nanoscience Initiative

Khushabu holds a masters’s degree in Chemistry (India), followed by a Ph.D. in Supramolecular chemistry (Marquette University, USA). Her Ph. D. dissertation involved the studies directed towards the preparation of effective charge transport materials. She was Research associate at Feinstein Institute of Medical Research where she worked on peptide synthesis and synthesis of small molecules that can be used for drug discovery. She then joined the Advanced Science Research Center, where she is currently working on the synthesis and studies of Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors (SCR) for their antiviral properties.

Research interests: Drug discovery, Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors, Polymer chemistry.


B. Tapia, G. Yagudayeva, M.F. Bravo, K. Thakur, A.B. Braunschweig, M. Marianski, Binding of Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors to Enveloped Virus Glycans: Insights From Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Carbohydrate Research, 2022, 108574, DOI: 10.1016/j.carres.2022.108574.

K. Thakur, M.A. Shlain, M. Mateusz, and A.B. Braunschweig, Regiochemical Effects on the Carbohydrate Binding and Selectivity of Flexible Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors with Indole and Quinoline Heterocyclic Groups, Eur. J. Org. Chem.2021, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202100763.