Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Mugesh received his BSc (1990) and MSc (1993) degrees from the University of Madras and Bharathidasan University, respectively. He obtained his PhD (1998) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany and a Skaggs postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA. Mugesh is an author of more than 120 publications in international peer reviewed journals. He received several awards and recognitions, which include: J. C. Bose National Fellowship, Government of India (2016); Asian Rising Star Commemorative Plaque, Asian Chemical Congress (2013), Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2013), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2012), Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India (2012), AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2012); Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (2012); Swarnajayanti Fellowship, Government of India (2006-07).
His research interests include the chemistry of thyroid hormone metabolism, development of novel therapeutics for endothelial dysfunction and neurodegenerative diseases, and nanomaterials for biological applications.