India Institute of
Science
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Kartik Sunagar,

Co-Investigator, SRPNTS

More people in India are burdened by snakebite than anywhere else in the world. Our work in the recent past has unravelled the poor efficacies of antivenoms in neutralising the venoms of the most medically important and diverse Indian snakes. Novel snakebite therapies and interventions are urgently needed to protect the lives, limbs, and livelihoods of India's 200,000 annual snakebite victims.

 
IISc, Bangalore
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Leads.

KARTIK
SUNAGAR

Co-Investigator

Kartik Sunagar is a SRPNTS investigator, a Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance Fellow, and an Assistant Professor for the Centre for Ecological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. He and his team at the Evolutionary Venomics Laboratory focus on the study of animal venoms to address broad scientific questions relating to evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, and ecology. Kartik employs an interdisciplinary approach spanning various “omics” fields of study (transcriptomics, proteomics, genomics), bioinformatics and molecular biology to uncover the molecular and biochemical diversity and the fascinating evolutionary history of animal venoms. As a part of the SRPNTS consortium, Kartik’s research has focused on obtaining and studying samples from the “Big Four” venomous snakes of India in order to shed light on how best to develop next generation snakebite therapies that will be effective on the Indian subcontinent. Kartik received his bachelor’s degree from Karnatak Science college, master’s degree from Karnatak University, and PhD from the University of Porto, Portugal.

Team members.

 

SENJI R.R.
LAXME

PhD Student

Assitance with transcriptomic annotation and dataset curation

NAVNEET
KAUR

Project Assistant

Biochemical characterisation of venoms

ASHWIN S.
IYER

Biochemical characterisation of venoms

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Project Assistant

SAURABH 
ATTARDE

Post-doctoral Associate

Proteomic characterisation of venom

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VIVEK
SURANSE

PhD Student

Assitance with transcriptomic annotation and dataset curation

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SUYOG
KHOCHARE

Project Assistant

Preclinical venom neutralisation

JAYALAKSHMI
KRISHNA

Lab Manager

Finance and accounts management

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