Ashwini was born in Varanasi, India. He did his B.Sc. from Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi, and M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Assam. He joined Dr. Ritika’s group as a Ph.D. scholar in January 2020. Ashwini is well-balanced in his passion for chemistry and sports like- Cricket and Badminton.
Himanshu Sonker was born in Kanpur. He did his bachelor's from Kanpur University in 2015 as well as Master's from Kanpur University in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. research scholar at IIT Kanpur. His area of research interest is "Utilizing bioconjugation strategy to design second-generation drugs with dual-threat towards cancer". His hobby is playing "Chess".
Kajal was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (India). She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Kirorimal College (University of Delhi). She then completed her master’s in 2019 from Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur. She joined IITK as a Ph.D. student in January 2021 and her current area of research is "Design and synthesis of metal chelators as a potential therapeutic against Mucormycosis".
Ayushi Chaudhary was born in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. She passed matriculation in 2014 and intermediate in 2016. She graduated (B.Sc.) from HNBGU University, Uttarakhand in the year 2019. She has completed her post-graduation (M.Sc.) from the National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab in 2021. Currently, she has joined IITK as a research scholar in Dr. Ritika Gautam’s group. She likes to sing and loves painting.