Medicinal Chemistry
The University of Mississippi

Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Research Associates, and Staff


Dr. Shamba Chatterjee

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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  • Ph.D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
  • M.S. University of Dehli
  • B.S. University of Calcutta

Research Advisor: Sudeshna Roy

Dr. Rama S. Gadepalli

Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry
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  • Ph.D. Kakatiya University, Warangal, India
  • M. Pharm. Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
  • B. Pharm. Kakatiya University, Warangal, India

Research Interests:

  • Development of new chemical entities as future drugs by molecular modification methods – Synthesis of small and large biologically active molecules, heterocycles, peptides, fatty acids, steroids, organometallic complexes- Chemistry and analysis of chiral compounds.
  • Plant-derived medicinal compounds – Identification, Extraction, Isolation, Characterization using chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.

Research Advisor: John Rimoldi

Dr. Mantasha Idrisi

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medicinal Chemistry
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  • Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  • M. Sc. Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry, , Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Research Interests:

  • My doctoral research is broadly focused on the chemistry of transition/lanthanide metal complexes incorporating mixed ligands and metal organic framework (MOFs).


  • Designing 2D, 3D Metal Organic Framework (MOFs) structures.
  • Studying their supramolecular network through non-covalent interactions.
  • Exploring their use in material science as luminescent agent and in catalysis, efficient sensors and adsorbents in adsorption studies.

    Research Advisor: David Colby