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Third Year Graduate Student

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

B.S./M.S. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Research Interests

Sharath Chandra grew up in Hyderabad, India. He obtained his undergraduate degree from IISER, Pune with an inclination towards Chemistry and Physics. He joined the Wheeler Group at Texas A&M in the Fall of 2015 and subsequently transferred to CCQC in 2017. Outside of research, his interests include reading science history and science fiction, running, and playing table tennis.

Sharath Chandra’s research interests mainly focus on understanding organocatalytic reactions from the perspective of non-covalent interactions. His current research involves the study of electrostatic effects on epoxide desymmetrization reactions catalyzed by BINOL-derived phosphoric acid derivatives. Some of his past efforts focused on understanding the origin of selectivity in the dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) of cyclohexanones.

  1. "Bioreductively Activated Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Generators as MRSA Inhibitors"
    V. S. Khodade, S. C. Mallojjala, A. Banerjee, S. Lahiri, M. Pulipeta, R. Rangarajan, and H. Chakrapani
    ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 777.
  2. "Enantioselective Synthesis of Novel Chiral Oxime Ethers: Desymmetrization and Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Substituted Cyclohexanones"
    S. K. Nimmagadda, S. C. Mallojjala, L. Woztas, S. E. Wheeler, and J. C. Antilla
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 2454.
  3. "On Demand” Redox Buffering by H2S Contributes to Antibiotic Resistance Revealed by a Bacteria-Specific H2S Donor"
    P. Shukla, V. S. Khodade, S. C. Mallojjala, P. Chauhan, S. Mishra, S. Siddaramappa, E. P. Bulagonda, A. Singh and H. Chakrapani
    Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 4967.
  4. "Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalysis: From Numbers to Insights"
    R. Maji, S. C. Mallojjala, and S. E. Wheeler
    Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 1142.