Dr. Rishikesh Narayan

Designation : Associate Professor, (Dean Student Affairs)

Broad Area of Expertise : Chemistry

Email : rishikesh.narayan{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490-103

Address : F-12, IT Building

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Natural Sciences (PhD) Synthetic Organic & Computational Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany
    (10/2008 - 11/2011)
  2. Master of Science (M.Sc) Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India
     (7/2006 - 6/2008)
  3. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India
    (7/2003 - 6/2006)

Areas of Research

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Enantioselective Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry.

Courses Taught

  • CH 105: Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 104: Chemistry Lab
  • BIO-101: Biology
  • CH-801: Trends in Chemistry (PhD)
  • CH-847: Modern Methods in Organic Synthesis (PhD)
  • CH-842: Applications of Spectroscopy (PhD)
  • HS-202: Learning to Achieve Multidisciplinary Perspective (LAMP) Course


Professional Appointments

Research Experience

  1. Research Investigator, Early Phase Drug Discovery Biocon- Bristol Myers Squibb Research Center (BBRC), Bangalore, India Emphases on: Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Lead Identification & Optimization, Structure Activity Relationship Analysis, Drug Design  (9/2015 - Present)
  2. Max-Planck Post-Doctoral Research Associate Department of Chemical Biology, Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany.  (7/2012 - 8/2015)

Recent Publications

  • “β-Bromoenol Phosphate as a New Precursor for the Modular Regioselective Synthesis of Substituted Furans”- R. Fernandes, K. Mhaske and R. Narayan* Tetrahedron 2022, 103, 132553.
  • “Copper Catalyzed Aerobic Cross-Dedrogenative Coupling of β-Oxime Ether Furan with Indole" – R. Fernandes, K. A. Mhaske, R. Balhara, G. Jindal and R. Narayan* Chem. Asian. J. 2022, in print.
  • "Mycobacterial Membranes as Actionable Target in Lipid-Centric Therapy in Tuberculosis" - B. Modak, S. Girkar, R. Narayan* and S. Kapoor* J. Med. Chem. 2022, 65, 3046-3065.
  • “Chemical Tools for Illumination of Tuberculosis Biology, Virulence Mechanisms, and Diagnosis’’ – G. Kumar, R. Narayan*, and S. Kapoor* J. Med. Chem. 2020, 63, 15308-15332.
  • "The Pseudo Natural Product Rhonin Targets RhoGDI" - M. Akbarzadeh, J. Flegel, S. Patil, E. Shang, R. Narayan, M. Buchholzer, N. S. Kazemein Jasemi, M. Grigalunas, A. Krzyzanowski, D. Abegg, A. Shuster, M. Potowski, H. Karatas, G. Karageorgis, N. Mosaddeghzadeh, M.-L. Zischinsky, C. Merten, C. Golz, L. Brieger, C. Strohmann, A. P. Antonchick, P. Janning, A. Adibekian, R. S. Goody, M. Reza Ahmadian, S. Ziegler, H. Waldmann * Angew Chem. Intl. Ed. 2022, in print. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202115193

Recognition and Awards

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