Post-Doctoral Fellow
Biological Sciences
Academic Details:

Bal Krishnan is currently a National Post-Doctoral Fellow with Prof. K.V.R. Chary in the Department of Biological Sciences. He has obtained M.Sc. degree in Zoology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Ph.D. from CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. In his doctoral work, he studied the nature and significance of Ca2+-binding microbial βγ-crystallin proteins through biophysical approaches. At IISER Berhampur, his research is aimed at understanding Ca2+ signalling in bacterial physiology and characterising the protein pathways that participate in it. Bal Krishnan's areas of expertise include molecular biology, biophysics, protein chemistry and spectroscopy. For Bal Krishnan, the beauty of science lies in its strength to make us see the world through a grain of sand and to harmonise principle with practice. The major subjects that distract him occasionally are literature and philosophy.

List of Publications:

  • βγ-Crystallination Endows a Novel Bacterial Glycoside Hydrolase 64 with Ca2+-Dependent Activity Modulation.
    B. Krishnan, S. S. Srivastava, V. Sankeshi, R. Garg, S. Srivastava, R. Sankaranarayanan, Y. Sharma (2019)
    Journal of Bacteriology. JB.00392-19; DOI: 10.1128/JB.00392-19

  • Mechanistic Insights from Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics Simulations into Mutation Induced Disordered-to-Ordered Transition in Hahellin, a βγ-Crystallin.
    S. Patel, B. Krishnan, R.V. Hosur, K.V.R. Chary (2019)
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 123 (24), 5086-5098

  • Ca2+ and ßγ-Crystallins: An Affair that did not Last?
    A. Mishra, B. Krishnan, R. Raman, Y. Sharma (2016)
    Biochimica et BiophysicaActa - General Subjects. 1860 (1), 299-303

  • Microbial ßγ-Crystallins.
    A. Mishra, B. Krishnan, S.S. Srivastava, Y. Sharma (2014)
    Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 115 (1), 42-51

  • Ca2+-Binding Motif of ßγ-Crystallins.
    S.S. Srivastava, A. Mishra, B. Krishnan, Y. Sharma (2014)
    Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289 (16), 10958-10966