Vignesh Athiyarath, Ph.D.

  • PostDoctoral Research Associate, Ulijn and Chen Lab, Nanoscience Initiative

Vignesh obtained B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from S.N.G.S. College Pattambi, (Kerala, India). He joined as a first Integrated MS-PhD student at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, in School of Chemistry. He completed PhD in 2020, working with Prof. Kana M. Sureshan. During PhD he worked on the synthesis of peptido- and carbohydrate-mimetics. He used topochemical polymerization strategy for the synthesis of peptidomimetics, and the conventional multi-step synthetic organic chemistry approach for the synthesis of carbohydrate-mimics. He also elucidated properties of these synthesized novel biomimetics in a material-chemistry and biological point of view. In 2021, he joined ASRC, CUNY (New York, USA) as a joined postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Rein Ulijn and Prof. Xi Chen. His work is focussed on development of chemo-mechanical peptide actuators by induced fit concept.