Gokul Raghunath


Group Member Since 2014

B.S., Anna University, Chennai, India, 2012

Personal Information

I’m currently working on Biophysical characterization of Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin and how its’ dynamics and interactions with cell membranes co-relate with infectivity and host-cell invasion. With the robust spectroscopic capabilities of the group, it is possible to understand the mechanism of viral membrane fusion and kinetics from a fundamental perspective.

My background is mostly in Biotechnology with some prior research experience in protein expression and purification. I am hoping to transition to the realm of Biophysical Chemistry as I progress through my graduate career.

Apart from science, I enjoy cooking a lot, and anyone’s welcome to share my food if you can handle the spice!

Recent Publications

  • Preethi Ragunathan, Gokul Raghunath, Seiki Kuramitsu, Shigeyuki Yokoyama, Thirumananseri Kumarevel, Karthe Ponnuraj., Crystallization, characterization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of GK2848, a putative carbonic anhydrase of Geobacillus kaustophilusActa Cryst. (2013). F69, 162-164.