Moneesha Fernandes

Moneesha Fernandes

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me


Professional Experience


Selected Publications

  • Manika Vij, †, ‡, § Poornemaa Natarajan, †, § Amit K. Yadav, ? Kiran M. Patil, ? Tanuja Pandey, † Nidhi Gupta, ? Deenan Santhiya, ? Vaijayanti A. Kumar, ? Moneesha Fernandes, *, ? and Munia Ganguli*, † And ‡, Efficient Cellular Entry of (r-x-r)-Type Carbamate?Plasmid DNA Complexes and Its Implication for Noninvasive Topical DNA Delivery to Skin, Molecular Pharmaceutics., 13, 1779 - 1790 (2016), DOI:10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00915.
  • Manisha N. Aher, Namrata D. Erande, Moneesha Fernandes And Vaijayanti A. Kumar, Unimolecular antiparallel G-quadruplex folding topology of 2’–5’-isoTBA sequences remains unaltered by loop composition, Org. Biomol. Chem., 13, 11696 - 11703 (2015), DOI:10.1039/c5ob01923k.
  • Harsha Chilukuri, Yogesh M. Kolekar, Govind S. Bhosle, Rashmi K. Godbole, Rubina S. Kazi, Mahesh J. Kulkarni* And Moneesha Fernandes*, N-(3-Aminoalkyl)proline derivatives with potent antigycation activity, RSC Adv., 5, 77332 - 77340 (2015), DOI:10.1039/c5ra12148e.
  • Kiran M. Patil, Rangeetha J. Naik, Manika Vij, Amit K. Yadav, Vaijayanti A. Kumar, Munia Ganguli* And Moneesha Fernandes*, Second generation, arginine-rich (R–X'–R)4-type cell-penetrating alpha–omega–alpha-peptides with constrained, chiral omega-amino acids (X') for enhanced cargo delivery into cells, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 24, 4198 - 4202 (2014), DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.07.040.
  • Anita D. Gunjal, Moneesha Fernandes, Namrata Erande, P. R. Rajamohanan And Vaijayanti A. Kumar, Functional isoDNA aptamers: modified thrombin binding aptamers with a 2'-5'-linked sugarphosphate backbone (isoTBA), Chem. Commun., 50, 605 - 607 (2014), DOI:10.1039/c3cc47569g.
  • Namrata Erande, Anita D. Gunjal, Moneesha Fernandes, Rajesh Gonnade And Vaijayanti A. Kumar, Synthesis and structural studies of S-type/N-type locked/ frozen nucleoside analogues and their incorporation in RNA-selective, nuclease resistant 2’–5’ linked oligonucleotides, Org. Biomol. Chem., 11, 746 - 757 (2013), DOI:10.1039/c2ob26762d.
  • Kiran M. Patil, Rangeetha J. Naik, Rajpal, Moneesha Fernandes, Munia Ganguli And Vaijayanti A. Kumar, Highly Efficient (R-X-R)-Type Carbamates as Molecular Transporters for Cellular Delivery, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 7196 - 7199 (2012), DOI:10.1021/ja210026m.
  • Venubabu Kotikam, Moneesha Fernandes And Vaijayanti Anil Kumar, Comparing the interactions of DNA, polyamide (PNA) and polycarbamate nucleic acid (PCNA) oligomers with graphene oxide (GO), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 15003 - 15006 (2012), DOI:10.1039/c2cp42770b.

Research Interest

  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

Contact Details

Room# 211, Lab # 226, Org. Chem. Div., NCL Main Building, first floor.