Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Shikha Joon is a Ph D candidate with a particular interest in studying novel drug targets against infectious diseases. Prior to enrolling as a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, she received her graduate and post-graduate degrees in Biotechnology at Bangalore University, India. She has her expertise in the domain of molecular biology of the infectious disease mainly anthrax. She was a part of a team that worked towards developing therapeutic single chain variable fragment (Scfv) antibody against anthrax, the first of its kind. Her dedicated research on CodY, a pleiotropic transcriptional regulator, led to the revelation of the novel and unique aspects of this multifaceted protein. Further inquiry is being extended out from her to gain an insight into its detailed mechanism of interaction with GTP and further acquiring it as a drug target.
drug targets against infectious diseases.