Naveen Vankadari


  • G11, Building 76, 19 Innovation Walk, Monash University

    3800 Clayton (Melbourne)



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Dr. Naveen V, PhD, is a Research Fellow at Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Biochemistry of Monash University. He received his Ph.D in the field of Biochemistry, Structural and Molecular Cell Biology from Academia Sinica and National Defence Medical Center in Taiwan. His Master's (M.S and M.phil) in the area of Microbiology was received from Gulbarga University and Periyar University in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (India). He also has robust Biotech industry experience from MerckMillpore as R&D researcher and production in-charge for Microbial Molecular research. Currently, his research is focused on understanding the structural and functional aspects of viruses (including COVID19). He also received several awards and prizes in academic and industrial research. 

Research interests

My research work is principally focused on events central to human infection and immunity. Specifically, I work on structural & functional studies on viral and bacterial proteins involved in infection and challenging human immunity. This has important implications for understanding the disease progression in human and provide hints towards its regulation. My research key technical areas include X-ray crystallography, Cryo-EM, Molecular dynamics, protein biochemistry and biophysical techniques (SPR, ITC, MALS, SAXS, MST, TPM). I am also expertise in DNA/RNA-Protein interactions and dissecting its functional importance with its physiological role. Specifically in the regulation of viral RNA replication and control of translation in human. 

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica

15 May 201623 Dec 2016

Sr. Research Officer, Merck Healthcare Pty Ltd

1 Sep 200525 Aug 2009

Research area keywords

  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Crystallography
  • Molecular Biology
  • Protein Biophysics
  • Protein engineering
  • Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics, microbial
  • Infection and Immunity
  • DNA/RNA/Protein interactions
  • Xray Crystallography
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Virology
  • Computational Modelling


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