About Me

I did my postdoctoral research at the University of Alabama and at Clemson University. After the postdoctoral work, I joined the Medicinal Chemistry division of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering at UAB in 1997 and worked as a Staff Scientist through 2004. I also held a joined appointment in the UAB Chemistry department as a Research Assistant Professor during the period, 2002-2004. I joined the Chemistry department as an Assistant Professor in August of 2004 and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor Rank in 2010.

Education

MSc, University of Calicut, India, Chemistry.

PhD, University of Madras, India, Organic Synthesis.

Honors

National Award for Excellence in Teaching: Organic Chemistry–I (CH–235) course was identified as an example of Best Practices in a National Study of Chemistry courses conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) on behalf of the College Board in 2006. A total of 166 courses from across the nation were reviewed in this study.

Affiliations

Associate Scientist, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Member, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Associate Scientist, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Associate Scientist, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Scientist, Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Scientist, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Scientist, Center for Free Radical Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Grant Reviewer

NIH/NIDCR (National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).

NIH/NIAID (National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases).

AHA (American Heart Association).

MRC/UK (Medical Research Council / United Kingdom).

ACS/PRF (American Chemical Society / Petroleum Research Foundation).

BMRC (Biomedical Research Council / Singapore).

ITF (Innovation and Technology Fund / Hong Kong.

ISF/DIPI (Indonesian Science Fund / Dana Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia).

IUSSTF (Indo-US Science and Technology Forum).

ADDA (Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance).

Memberships

American Chemical Society (ACS).

American Chemical Society, Organic Chemistry division

American Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry division

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)

American Heart Association (AHA).

AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

AHA, Functional Genomics and Translational Biology

AHA, Stroke Council

The Science & 

Mathematics University

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