Dr. Ramachandra M Bhaskara
Ram Bhaskara received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Osmania University, India. He then joined the Integrated Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, India. During this period he gained research experience in various labs (from field ecology to molecular biophysics). He then joined Prof. N. Srinivasan's group for his Master's and Ph.D. During this period he developed novel computational tools, and analysis schemes to understand the "Structure, Stability, and Evolution of Multi-domain proteins". Ram was honored with the B. H. Iyer Gold Medal for the best doctoral thesis from Molecular Biophysics Unit (2014). He then began his post-doctoral stint with Prof. Gerhard Hummer at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt. Ram worked on diverse membrane remodeling processes: curvature induction, budding, fusion, & poration, primarily using physics-based modeling and simulation approaches. He developed and pioneered novel simulation methods to model dynamic processes inaccessible to experiments.
Ram moved to the Institute of Biochemistry II, Goethe University in September 2020 as a team leader for Computational Cell Biology to work on Data integration problems along with modeling and simulations of complex systems. He is interested in understanding biophysical mechanisms shaping the complex cellular architecture at various scales. His research focuses on developing computational tools to analyze and decipher molecular mechanisms.