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Aneesh Tazhe Veetil, PhD

Education and Professional Experience

    • Oct. 2014 - present
      Postdoctoral Scholar in the Dept. of Chemistry &
      Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior
      The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      Advisor: Prof. Yamuna Krishnan
    • Aug. 2012 - Sep. 2014
      Wellcome Trust Early Career Fellow, National Center for Biological
      Sciences (NCBS), India
      Advisor: Prof. Yamuna Krishnan
    • Jan. 2012
      Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
      (Advisor: Prof. Petr Klan)
    • Aug. 2006
      M.Sc (Applied Chemistry), Cochin University of Science and
      Technology, India (Advisor: Tushar Kanti Chakraborty,
      IICT, Hyderabad)

Awards and Fellowships

Wellcome Trust-DBT Early Career Award in March 2014

TIFR-Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in April 2013

Received  DAAD  Research  Fellowship  for  graduate  work  at  the  Rheinische  Friedrich- Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, 2009

Qualified  National  Eligibility  Test  (NET)  conducted  by  the  University  Grant  Commission
(UGC), India, 2006

Passed Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in Chemistry, India, 2006

Research Interests

Synthesis and applications of photoactivatable molecules in biology
DNA-nanotechnology for cellular applications
Organic photochemistry and molecular sensing

Recent Publications

  1. DNA-based probes of NOS-2 activity in live brains. A. T. Veetil, Zou, J., K. W. Henderson, Maulik J., Krishnan, Y., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2020, 117, 14694–15702.
  2. A DNA-based fluorescent probe maps NOS3 activity levels with sub-cellular spatial resolution. Maulik, J., Zou, J., A. T. Veetil, Krishnan, Y., Nature Chem. Biol., 2020, 16, 660–666.
  3. Precision immunomodulation with synthetic nucleic acid technologies. Maulik J., A. T. Veetil, Krishnan, Y., Nature Review Materials, 2019, 4, 451–485.
  4. DNA nanodevices map enzymatic activity in organelles. Dan, K., A. T. Veetil, Chakraborty, K., Krishnan, Y. Nat. Nanotechnol, 2019, 14, 252–259.
  5. Chemical control over membrane-initiated steroid signaling with a DNA nanocapsule, A. T. Veetil, Maulik, J., Krishnan, Y. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 2018, 115, 9432-9437.
  6. Cell-targetable DNA nanocapsules for spatiotemporal release of caged bioactive small molecules, A. T. Veetil, Chakraborty, K., Xiao, K., Minter, M. R., Sisodia, S. S., Krishnan, Y. Nat. Nanotechnol, 2017, 12, 1183-1189.
  7. Nucleic Acid–Based Nanodevices in Biological Imaging. Chakraborty, K., A. T. Veetil, Jaffrey, S. R., and Krishnan, Y. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 2016 85, 349-73.
  8. A DNA-based voltmeter for organelles . Saminathan, A., Devany, J., Pillai, K S., A. T. Veetil, Schwake, M., and Krishnan, Y. (in revision, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/523019)

Poster Presentations

  1. Cell-targetable DNA-nanocapsule for spatiotemporal release of caged neuroactive molecules (Oral presentation, Foundations of Nanoscience Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 2017)
  2. Thiol induced release of bioactive molecules from DNA-nanocapsules (Oral presentation, Leopoldina-INSA symposium on Nanoscience, Halle, Germany, 2013)

Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Yamuna Krishnan's Laboratory
E347B, Gordon Centre for Integrative Science
Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
929 E., 57th Ellis Avenue
Illinois-60637, Email: atv[at]uchicago.edu

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