Darpan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Jadiya lab, where he focuses on investigating the role of mitochondrial protein quality control mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease using loss-and gain-of-function mouse models.
He earned his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Technology in Calicut, Kerala, India. Under the guidance of Prof. Rathinasamy K., Darpan’s research centered on characterizing the anti-mitotic mechanism of small molecule inhibitors targeting microtubules and the motor protein Eg5.
Following the completion of his Ph.D., Darpan furthered his research by joining the lab of Prof. Ambarish Kunwar at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. In this role, he utilized computational tools and techniques to explore the impact of missense variants on the structure and function of key proteins involved in steroidogenesis.
Beyond his scientific pursuits, Darpan nurtures his creative side as an amateur photographer, enjoys exploring new places, and finds relaxation in playing cricket and badminton. His diverse interests and rich academic background make him a valuable asset to the world of research and beyond.
- Fellowship, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2021 - 2023.
- Ph.D., Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India, 2014 - 2020.
- M.Sc., Life sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India, 2012 - 2014.
- Mitochondrial protein quality control mechanisms, mitochondrial calcium signaling, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), USA.