Dr. Gokhale holds the position of scientist at the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Indian Institute of Science and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department of Stanford University from 1996 to 1999. In 2001, he received a Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship; in 2003, he received the B. M. Birla Science Prize; and, in 2006, he received the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize in Biological Sciences, the Scopus Young Scientist Award from Elsevier India, and the six-year Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, India. He is an honorary faculty member of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore and a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Rajesh S. Gokhale is investigating how molecular repertoire in nature is generated from a limited number of genes. His study of "enzymatic crosstalk" in M. tuberculosis will provide insight into mechanisms employed by pathogens to generate metabolite diversity.