In conversation with Shimon Vega

“Shimon Vega, noted for some of the most insightful research in the area of magnetic resonance, both electron and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), has influenced professionally and to some extent personally the lives of many who have come in contact with him. This could be in the form of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, colleagues, course … Continue reading “In conversation with Shimon Vega”

Tracing Infantile Cataracts

Khandekar Jishan Bari and K.V.R Chary Infantile cataracts are a root cause of blindness in children. When a cataract develops in the eye, the lens slowly becomes opaque. A mutant form of Gamma S-crystallin, a protein abundant in the eye lens cortex, is associated with this form of cataract. A study, led by Prof.K.V.R. Chary, … Continue reading “Tracing Infantile Cataracts”

Magnifying Magnetic Resonance

G. Rajalakshmi NMR signals detect the effective spin polarisation of the sample in the direction of the applied magnetic field. The polarisation of the sample depends on the difference in the number of nuclear spins that are aligned along and opposite to the fields. Even at the largest magnetic fields used for NMR experiments, this … Continue reading “Magnifying Magnetic Resonance”

Ligand-Binding Mechanisms

Navjeet Ahalawat, Jagannath Mondal , and  Pramodh Vallurupalli The process of Ligand-binding to solvent inaccessible cavities in receptor proteins has been rather elusive. A study, led by Dr. Jagannath Mondal and Dr. Pramodh Vallurupalli, tried to gain mechanistic insight into the different pathways by which benzene, a ligand, can find its way into a deep-seated … Continue reading “Ligand-Binding Mechanisms”