Assistant Professor

"Dr. Preeti is a highly experienced researcher and educator, with over 11 years of experience in the field. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Structural Biology from the Department of Biotechnology at IIT Roorkee in 2012 Following her PhD, Dr. Preeti pursued postdoctoral research at the Institute of Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (IBCP) at the University of Lyon in France, and also worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Unit at IISc Bangalore.

Dr. Preeti has worked on various projects, including startup company SciDogma Research Pvt. Ltd and at IISc Bangalore. Her work has earned her several awards, including the European Crystallographic Association accommodation and Travel award for the Athens (Greece) Bio-SAXS workshop from INSTRUCT (Oxford) in 2014. She was also selected as one of the Top 400 best innovative ideas to transform India in Smart Fifty-IIM Calcutta and DST Joined program 2018.

Dr. Preeti is an accomplished and highly respected researcher in the field of biochemistry and structural biology. Her expertise in determining the structure of various therapeutically important proteins is clearly valuable for developing new drugs and treatments. Her publication record in top tier journals such as PLoS One, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and book chapter in Springer-Nature indicates that her work is highly regarded by her peers.

In addition to her research contributions, it is also notable that Dr. Preeti is dedicated to education. She has worked closely and tutored to many students and scholars at her pervious organization Graphic Era University Dehradun. By sharing her knowledge and experience, she is contributing to the growth and advancement of her field, and helping to ensure a strong future for science and technology.

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Educational Qualification

Administrative Responsibility
Assistant Superintendent of Hostel QC-6

Awards & Honours
  • CSIR RA Fellowship awarded in 2018.
  • Selected as Top 400 best innovative Ideas to transform India in Smart Fifty-IIM Calcutta and DST Joined program 2018.
  • European Crystallographic Association accommodation-award Athens Bio-SAXS workshop 2014.
  • Travel award for the Athens Bio-SAXS workshop from INSTRUCT (Oxford) in 2014.
  • Winner of Business plan competition “E-Summit ‘12” conducted by IIT Roorkee India 2012.
  • Selected in top 10 teams in BEST Business plan competition conducted by ABLE India 2011.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NET JRF fellowship award in July 2007.
  • Best poster award at Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun in 2005.
  • Qualified joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET-Lectureship) (2005).
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) (2005).
  • Selected in JNU Combined Biotechnology Entrance Exam for M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2003.
  • Selected in entrance examination of Jamia Millia Islamia for M.Sc. of Biotechnology in 2003.

Indian Biophysics Association, Indian crystallography association

Outreach Activity
Dedicated to research forefront
Journals/Conferences :
• Guillon R, Rahimova R, Preeti, Egron D, Rouanet S, Dumontet C, Aghajari N, Jordheim LP, Chaloin L, Peyrottes S. Lead optimization and biological evaluation of fragment-based cN-II inhibitors.Eur J Med Chem. (2019); 168: 28-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2019.02.040.
• Marton Z, Guillon R, Krimm I, Preeti,Rahimova R, Ergon D, Jordheim LP, Aghajari N, Dumontent C, Periguard C, Lionne C, Peyrottes S, Chaloin L.Identification of noncompetitive inhibitors of Cytosolic 5'-Nucleotidase II using a Fragment-Based Approach. J Med Chem. (2015);doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b01616.
• Preeti, Tapas S, Kumar P, Madhubala R and Tomar S. (2013) Structural insight into DFMO resistant Ornithine Decarboxylase from Entamoeba histolytica: Tracking Adaptive Evolution. PLoS One. 8 (1): e53397. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053397.
• Preeti, Tapas S, Kumar P, Madhubala R and Tomar S (2012) Biochemical, mutational and in silico structural evidence for a functional dimeric form of the ornithine decarboxylase from Entamoebahistolytica. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6(2): e1559. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001559.
• Aggarwal M, Tapas S, Preeti,Siwach A, Kumar P, Kuhn RJ, Tomar S. (2012)Crystal Structure of Aura Virus Capsid Protease and Its Complex with Dioxane: New Insights into Capsid-Glycoprotein Molecular Contacts. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51288. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051288.
• Tapas S, Kumar A, Dhindwal S, Preeti, Kumar P. (2011) Structural analysis of chorismate synthase from Plasmodium falciparum: A novel target for anti-malaria drug discovery. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 49, 767-777.
• Patil DN, Preeti, Chaudhry A, Sharma AK, Tomar S, Kumar P. (2009) Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic studies of a Kunitz-type proteinase inhibitor from tamarind (Tamarindus indica) seeds. Acta Cryst. F. 65, 736-738.
• Tomar S, Patil DN, Datta M, Tapas S, Preeti, Sharma AK, Tomar S, Kumar P. (2009) Crystallization, and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the complex of Kunitz-type tamarind trypsin inhibitor and porcine pancreatic trypsin. Acta Cryst. F. 65, 1179-1189.

Books :
Book chapter
Preeti et al. (2023). Genetically Modified Microbes in E-waste Management: A Perspective. In: Debbarma, P., Kumar, S., Suyal, D.C., Soni, R. (eds) Microbial Technology for Sustainable E-waste Management. Springer, Cham.

Review article
J. M. Rawat, S. Pandey, B. Rawat, N Rai, P. Preeti, A. Thakur, J. S. Butola, R. K. Bachheti, "Traditional Uses, Active Ingredients, and Biological Activities of Paris polyphylla Smith: A Comprehensive Review of an Important Himalayan Medicinal Plant", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 2023, Article ID 7947224, 18 pages, 2023.