Kashinath Komirishetty, Ph.D. received his Ph.D in 2016 from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, under the supervision of Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy. During his Ph.D he worked on total synthesis of natural products and was involved in several medicinal chemistry programs. Later, in May 2016 he joined as a group leader at Ahammune Biosciences Pvt Ltd, Pune, India, where he worked on development of a drug candidate to treat Vitiligo, a skin depigmenting disorder. In February 2019, he joined Dr. McQuade’s lab and is currently working on low-cost synthesis of Lamivudine, an antiretroviral drug. His research interests include total synthesis, drug discovery and process development.
Yuma is a graduate student in Chemical and Life Science Engineering working under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Roper. His research focus is process development for continuous manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) coupled with process analytical technology (PAT) and process control.
Vasudevan Natarajan completed his Ph.D. in 2017 under the guidance of Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, where he worked on total synthesis of macrocyclic peptides, indole alkaloids and development of continuous flow methodologies for biologically active molecules. In December 2017, he joined as post-doctoral research associate for Dr. François-Xavier Felpin’s research group at University of Nantes, France where he focused on asymmetric synthesis, carbon-carbon bond formation using algorithm directed self-optimizing continuous flow platform. His research interests include multi-step continuous flow chemistry, total synthesis and process development. In December 2019, he joined the Gupton group and is focusing his research on developing new the synthetic routes to access active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) through process intensification and continuous flow operations.
Jeffrey Noble is a graduate student in VCU’s Chemistry Department. He attended the University of Richmond where he received a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology. Jeffrey currently works with the Gupton Lab.
Dinesh J. Paymode, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from University of Pune, Pune, India. In 2012, he associated with Dr. C. V. Ramana research group at CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory, Pune for his doctoral studies. During his Ph.D., he worked on total synthesis of allocolchicine, parvifolal A/B and Ru–catalyzed C–H activation. Later, in 2018, he joined Dr. Sharma’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Oklahoma, where he focused on Rh-carbenoid initiated cascades for the synthesis of diverse heterocycles. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Gupton’s laboratory and Medicines for All. He is working on drug discovery and process development to access active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Vidyacharan Sinde completed his Ph.D. in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. D. S. Sharada at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India. During his Ph.D. he worked on development of sustainable and C-H activation strategies for the synthesis of novel and bioactive heterocyclic scaffolds. Later, in January 2017 he joined as a research scientist at Intonation research lab Hyderabad, India, where he worked on synthesis of key precursors for drug scaffolds. In September 2017, he joined Prof. Dong-Pyo Kim research group as a post-doctoral research associate at Pohang University of Science and Technology Pohang South Korea, where he focused on photoredox catalysis, ultra-fast reactions for the synthesis of bioactive scaffolds using continuous flow platform. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Gupton’s laboratory and Medicines for All. He is working on continuous-flow process development to access active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
John Tomlin graduated from William and Mary in 2015 with his B.S. in Chemistry. Since then he has worked in industry at M.W. Environmental Services. Currently he is a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University and works in Dr. Gupton's lab