Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati

Email: kiran@iisertirupati.ac.in

Phone: +91 877 2500 929

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Research Interests

  • Total Synthesis of Natural Products
  • Synthetic Methodology
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Electro organic synthesis
  • Natural Product based Drug Discovery.

Educational and Professional Career

Dr. Kiran completed his Ph.D. in 2013 from the JNU, Delhi (work carried out at IICT-Hyderabad and CDRI-Lucknow). He was a Postdoctoral fellow at Rice Univeristy, Prof. K. C. Nicolaou Group, Department of Chemistry, Houston from 2013-2019. Presently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, IISER-Tirupati.

Selected Publications

  • K. C. Nicolaou, Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, Stephan Rigol, Marek Buchman, Akshay A. Shah, Nicholas Cen, Megan D. McCurry, Kathryn Beabout, and Yousif Shamoo, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2017, 139, 15868.

  • K. C. Nicolaou* , Pengxi Chen, Shugao Zhu, Quan Cai, Rohan D. Erande, Ruofan Li, Hongbao Sun, Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, Stephan Rigol, Monette Aujay, Joseph Sandoval, and Julia Gavrilyuk J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2017, 139, 15467.

  • K. C. Nicolaou*, Gabriel Bellavance, Marek Buchman, and Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2017, 139, 15636

  • K. C. Nicolaou,* Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, Stephan Rigol, Ruocheng Yu, Philipp Heretsch, Charles I. Groove, Abdelatif ElMarrouni, Christopher R. H. Hale, VerenaFetz, Mark Brönstrup, Monette Aujay, Joseph Sandoval, Julia Gavrilyuk, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2016, 138, 6550.

  • Aloysius Siriwardena,* Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, Pancham S Kandiyal, Saumya Roy, Omprakash Bande, Subhash Ghosh, José Manuel Garcia Fernàndez, Fernando Ariel Martin, Jean-Marc Ghigo, Christophe Beloin, Keigo Ito, Robert J. Woods, Ravi Sankar Ampapathi,* Tushar Kanti Chakraborty*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1022.

  • K. C. Nicolaou,* Philipp Heretsch, Abdelatif El Marrouni, Christopher R. H. Hale, Kiran Kumar Pulukuri, Avinash K. Kudva, Vivek Narayan, and K. Sandeep Prabhu. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10443. Total Synthesis of Δ12-Prostaglandin J3, a Highly Potent and Selective Antileukemic Agent.


  • CHM 422: Organic Synthesis II (Semester VIII)

    CHM 322: Organic Synthesis I (Semester VI)

  • CHM 311: Physical Organic Chemistry (Semester V)

    CHM 222: Chemstry Laboratory (Semester IV)

Open Positions

We are constantly looking for applications from highly motivated young students. We currently have one JRF, one Post Doctoral and one Project Assistant positions. Interested candidates should directly contact Dr. Kiran by email at kiran@iisertirupati.ac.in

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