“Chemistry is the art of balancing equations – both in the lab and in life.”
Dr. K .B. Joshi
Dr. K. B. Joshi was born in Dev Bhoomi Almora, Uttarakhand. His formative years were spent in the quaint town of Kaladhungi Chakaluwa in the Nainital district, where he completed his early education. His academic journey led him to pursue M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from M.B.G.P.G. College Haldwani, Kumaun University, Nainital. His academic achievements continued as he earned his Ph.D. in 2008 from the renowned Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) under the guidance of Prof. Sandeep Verma. Dr. Joshi's outstanding contributions in his research were recognized with the Eli-Lily Asia Outstanding Thesis Award in 2009, highlighting the quality and impact of his work. Following this, he took on an international research fellowship opportunity under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Heckel, serving as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow (AvH) at Goethe University Frankfurt Main in Germany from March 2009 to 2011. Driven by his passion for research, he continued as a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Buchman Institute for Molecular and Life Sciences within the same group until December 2012. Dr. Joshi's commitment to research and academia extended to his position as a senior scientist at IIT-Kanpur from February 2013 to July 2013. He has been also recipient of the first batch of the UGC-Faculty Recharge Fellowship scheme in 2013. Since September 2013, Dr. Joshi has been contributing to academia as an independent researcher in the Department of Chemistry at Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, a Central University located in Sagar(M.P.). His research spans various areas, including organic synthesis, solid and solution-phase synthesis of modified/unmodified peptides and nucleic acids conjugates, and aptamers. The core of Dr. Joshi's research theme revolves around the application of nanotechnology in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. He focuses on synthesizing bioinspired peptides and nucleic acid-based drug design. Currently, his dedication lies in advancing microscopic techniques to uncover unique self-assembly behaviors and exploring their applications to contribute to the progress of science for the betterment of society.