Anu Raghunathan

Anu Raghunathan

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

Our group, the Metabolic Inquiry and Cellular Engineering (MICE) group, uses systems approaches (both experimental and computational) to understand biological cell behavior and function. We build computer models of the cell through genome-scale metabolic network reconstruction and compute cell phenotype using constraints-based flux balance analysis. Experimental approaches in prokaryotes involve genome-engineering of Escherichia coli for value added chemicals using recombinant and synthetic biology techniques. 

Our goals include understanding drug resistance both in antibiotic resistant pathogens and also in chemo-resistant cancer cells. We foresee clinical application in tailoring micro-environments to overcome the problem of drug resistance.

We strive to practice model-driven science by validation of  in silico discoveries experimentally at different levels of molecular organization in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.

For more details visit our Metabolic Inquiry and Cellular Engineering (MICE) Lab web page.

Professional Experience

2013- Current- Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2009- 2013- Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
2006-2009 Faculty, Infectious Diseases Division, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

2002-2005 Post Doctoral Research Associate (with Prof. Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA)

2000-2002 Post Doctoral Research Associate (with Prof. Lonnie Ingram and James preston, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL)

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Bio-chemical AND Biological Engineering

Contact Details

Dr. Anu Raghunathan
Principal Scientist 
Office: MBL, Chemical Engineering Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 3067
Fax +91 20 2590 2615
Email: anu.raghunathan {at}