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  • Name Dr. Monika Khurana
  • Profile Associate Professor
  • Education M. Sc. (Hons., Ph.D., Post Doctorate
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                    2007    Postdoctorate, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

                    2006   Ph.D, International Max-Planck Research School in Chemical biology,  Dortmund, Germany.

                    2000   M.Sc. (Hons. School), Chemistry Department, Panjab University, chandigarh.

Work experience: 10+ Years

Courses Taught:  Engineering Chemistry, General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

          Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biotechnology.

Research Areas:  Lipid Membranes, Nanoparticle-Lipid Interactions, Lipid-Peptide/Protein        Interactions Lipid Rafts Drug Delivery

Affiliations, Achievements and Accolades:

  • Fast-track grant for young investigators, DST 2015-2018
  • Post-doctorate research fellowship Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA 2006-2007
  • Doctoral research fellowship Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, 2003-2006
  • Second highest score in Master’s thesis project among 2001 graduating class, Panjab    University, Chandigarh.


  • "Effect of gold nanoparticles incorporation on lateral organization of model biomembranes" sanctioned by DST-SERB (ongoing).