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Pragya Swami


Lab Manager

Postdoctoral Fellows

Graduate Students

Saurabh Singh (co-supervised with Dr. Ravi K. Elangovan and Dr. Vivek Perumal)

Vikas Pandey (co-supervised with Dr. Ravi K. Elangovan)
Pragya Swami

Meenakshi Singh (co-supervised with Dr. Gaurav Goel)
Rukmini Sarma

B.Tech. Students

Divya Choudhary

Satyam Anand

Prashant Jhalani

Project Interns

Abhirup Basu

Ayush Sharma


Our Collaborators

Pragya Swami

Pragya is the newest graduate member of our group. Her research work is focused on developing rapid phenotypic assays for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The principle of the first assay is based on pH sensing in controlled reaction volumes. The idea is to be able to encapsulate bacteria and pH-sensitive carbon dots inside UV-curable hydrogel bead. The carbon-dots serve as efficient nanosensors to indicate whether the bacteria can grow in the presence of certain drugs or not. The signal can be measured fluorescently in case of growth. In this way, the bacteria can be tested quickly, selectively and sensitively for effective therapy and patient management.