Dr. Ramendra Pratap joined the Department of Chemistry as Assistant Professor in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. Vishnu Ji Ram. He worked as post-doctoral researcher for two years (2007-2009) in the City College and City University of New York. Then he received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked for one year (2009-2010) in the Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, Germany with Prof. Uli Kazmaier. He has published more than 70 research papers in peer reviewed international journals. His current research is focused on the synthesis of various carbocycles and heterocycles, metal catalyzed C-C and C-N bond formation reactions, nucleoside modification reaction and medicinal chemistry. Recently, He visited Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, and Kyoto, Japan as visiting professor under JSPS invitation fellowship.