Ruchi Anand

Professor and Head of Department

Room 4XX, Chemistry Bldg.
+91 22 2576 7165
Educational Background:

Ph.D., Cornell University, USA
M. Sc., IIT Kanpur

Professional Experience:

Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Post-doc, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA.
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2008- 2014)
Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2014 -2018)
Professor, IIT Bombay (2018-)

Research Interest:

The research focus of our group is on structural biochemistry. We employ a combination of X-ray crystallographic and biochemical techniques to develop insights into various cellular pathways. In particular, we employ structural information to understand mechanism of catalysis of enzymes involved in select biosynthetic pathways. Our major research areas include study of the mechanism of catalytic coupling and channeling of unstable intermediates in purine metabolism. We also employ a combination of sequence and structural information to decipher structure-activity and evolutionary relationships of enzymes involved in nucleobase deamination.  In addition, our laboratory studies proteins involved in antibiotic production and resistance pathways in various streptomyces species.  Together these studies facilitate in identification and design of novel drug targets and aid in rationally engineering an enzyme with therapeutic applications.

Sahi,l M., Singh, J., Sahu, S., Pal S.K., ,Yadav A., Anand R*, and Mondal J*.,
JACS Au 2023, 3, 10, 2800–2812

Sharma, N., Singh, S., Tanwar, A.S, Mondal, J., Anand, R*.,
ACS Catalysis 2022, 12, 3 1930–1944.

Singh, J., Raina, R., Vinothkumar, KR., Anand, R*.,
ACS Chemical Biology 2022 17(4): 829–839

Roy, Rohita; Ray, Shamayeeta; Chowdhury, Arindam; Anand, Ruchi
ACS Sens. 2021, 6, 1933–1939.

Sen, Asmita; Gaded, Vandana; Jayapal, Prabha; Rajaraman, Gopalan; Anand, Ruchi
J. Phys. Chem. B 2021, 125, 8814–8826.