Priyadarshan Kinatukara

Assistant Professor, Chanakya University

Priyadarshan Kinatukara is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biosciences. He holds a master’s in biotechnology from Madurai Kamaraj University and a PhD in structural biology from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, where he also conducted his post-doctoral research. Following a brief stint at CSIR-Institute for Microbial Technology, he joined Chanakya University in 2024. He has received the prestigious Ben Barres Spotlight Award in 2021.

Priyadarshan is interested in understanding mechanisms maintaining lipid diversity, particularly chirality, at various scales – organismal, cellular, genomic, and molecular using structural, biochemical and bioinformatic approaches. His long-term goal is to explore how lipid diversity can influence gut microbial populations and provide insights into lifestyle-related disorders.